Sports Archive January 2023

The "Friendship Hall" one the many facilities that will be used during the Pacific Games has been completed and now in use.

GOC, SIWA Partnership Crucial to Successful Games

The partnership between the Pacific Games Organizing Committee (GOC) and the Solomon Islands Water Authority (Solomon Water) is crucial to the successful delivery of the 2023 Pacific Games in Solomon Islands this year.
Lea'i puts pen to paper, inking his first professional football contract - and the country's first in Europe.

Lea’i Signs Professional Contract with European Club

The Solomon Islands wonderkid Raphael Lea’i has now become the country’s first international professional football player signed by a European club.
SINIS says the Open Day will give them the opportunity to showcase their facilities, programs, and services to the community.

SINIS Welcomes Public to Open Day

The Solomon Islands Institute of Sport (SINIS) has opened its doors today to the public with an Open Day.
Jenkins toured the Friendship Hall, the multi-purpose Honiara City Council Sports Precinct (HCC) and the Solomon Islands Football Federation (SIFF) facility at the King George VI School.

FIBA Impressed With Pacific Games 2023 Basketball Venue

International Basketball Federation (FIBA) Oceania director Amanda Jenkins has predicted that basketball and 3x3 competitions at the 2023 Pacific Games in the Solomon Islands will provide "very high quality and the very best event possible."
The campaign will be led by HCC and Office of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, and will include government ministries, the private sector, NGOs Churches, Government Agencies, State Owned Enterprises and the general public.

Delivering a Safe and Green Pacific Games 2023

The Government is determined to deliver a safe and green Pacific Games when it hosts the regional sporting event in November.
“We encourage everyone to apply regardless of age, gender, ability, nationality or any other category to apply and be part of the Games Family," said GOC’s Senior Operations Manager, Jack Smith.

GOC Looking to Recruit 2,500 Volunteers for Pacific Games

The Games Organizing Committee (GOC) will this year recruit 2500 plus volunteers to join the 2023 Pacific Games Collective Workforce.
Raphael Lea’i in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Raphael Lea’i Close to Deal in Europe

The starlet Raphael Lea’i is currently in Europe pursuing his dream to turn into a professional footballer – as reported by Oceania Football Center during the week.
Mr Apaniai said that the decision to support the Sol2023 Pacific Games was driven by the desire to see the Games successfully delivered through the support and assistance of all Solomon Island citizens and businesses.

SIPC Announce SBD$2million Sponsorship for Sol2023 Pacific Games

Solomon Islands Postal Corporation (SIPC), trading as Solomon Post is now an official sponsor and partner of the 2023 XVII Pacific Games.
Kareba, who hails from Titiana Village, turned in what Western Solomons Surfing Association President, Jeremy Baea said impressed the judges with his speed on the wave and style, in the process edging out his main competition, Kauriri Peter and Tautau Taumeria, who placed second and third, respectively.

Junior Kareba Wins Solomon Islands Surfing Crown at 2023 Titianas Challenge

Gizo surfer Junior Kareba has been crowned the Solomon Islands national surfing champion at the 7th Annual Surfing Championship held in Gizo.
This tour will see Solo visit 26 communities and villages in these three regions of the province.

SOLO the Mascot on His Way to Malaita

Solo, the 2023 Pacific Games Mascot resumes its nationwide tour this week.
So far in his career, he has scored 91 goals in 59 games, including his homeland’s domestic league, OFC Champions League and senior appearances for the Solomon Islands National Team.

Lea’i in Europe for Trials with Professional Clubs

Raphael Lea’i has landed in Europe for trials with proffessional soccer clubs.
Widely regarded as one of the greatest footballers of all time Pele died on 29 December aged 82 after a battle with colon cancer since September 2021.

FIFA to Ask Every Country to Name a Stadium in Honour of Football Great Pele

Will the Solomon Islands heed the call to name a stadium in the country after football great, Pele?

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