Sports Archive May 2023

“BSP is proud of our Pacific Heritage – our home is the Pacific and we will continue to support the Pacific Community through our community projects and our sponsorship programs,” says BSP Country Head, Ms. Sandra Fore.

BSP is Bronze Sponsor for Pacific Games

Bank of South Pacific (BSP) is officially the Bronze sponsor of the Sol2023 Pacific Games to be hosted in Honiara, Solomon Islands later this year.
GOC reminded interested applicants and the public that registrations are free but groups must be registered with Company Haus and must have an existing bank account as the key requirements for registration.

Deadline for Community Group Registrations Extended

The Games Organizing Committee (GOC) has extended the deadline for Community Group Registration from 2nd June to the 23rd following the successful completion of the GOC Workforce Services Roadshow program and the widespread interest received from the public.
The participating Team captains; Hekari FC’s Marie Kaipu, Labasa Women FC’s Jotavini Tabua, Koloale FC’s Ileen Pegi, Kiwi FC’s Vineta Loiuse Faleaana, AS Academy Féminine’s Matao Edsy.

Inaugural OFC Women’s Champions League Prepares to Kickoff

Coaches and captains of the five competing teams have completed pre-tournament media duties ahead of Thursday’s kickoff in the inaugural OFC Women’s Champions League tournament in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea.
The sponsorship valued at $5.1 million dollars (SBD) makes SPO the Games first Gold Sponsor, and the official fuelling partner of the Sol2023 Pacific Games.

South Pacific Oil is Pacific Games Gold Sponsor

The South Pacific Oil Limited (SPOL) has officially been announced as the Gold Partner-Sponsor of the Sol2023 Pacific Games to be hosted in Honiara, Solomon Islands later this year.
SINIS PM Korinihona expressed that Australian Hockey Mentor Coach Leroy Philips was phenomenal, being the right mentor coach for the camp.

Solomon Islands Field Hockey Camp Ends on High Note

Solomon Islands national field Hockey 5s four-day camp at the High Performance Centre concluded today.
The four day intense training for the Hockey men and women's team will end today.

National Hockey Teams Receive Intense Training

Australian Hockey Mentor Coach, Leroy Philips arrived in the country to run a training camp at the High Performance Centre for Solomon Islands men and women National Hockey 5s Squad.
Historically, the Vietnamese futsal team faced the Solomon Islands futsal team at the 2017 Asian Indoor Games and won with a score of 2-1 thanks to goals from Phung Trong Luan and Pham.

Solomon Islands Takes on Vietnam in International Friendly

Solomon Islands Kurukuru futsal team will take on Vietnam in two international friendly matches, to be played in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
Solomon Islands World Taekwondo Union (SIWTU) Head Coach Junior Maetia, Australia's Taekwondo Gold medalist and Coach Bianca Scurry and SIWTU Assistant Head Coach Gibson Sira at the High Performance Centre today.

Australian Gold Medalist Arrives in Country to Coach Team Taekwondo

Australian Taekwondo Gold medalist and Coach, Bianca Scurry has arrived in the country today to Mentor and run a few courses for the nation’s ‘Team Taekwondo’.
“When athletes have a positive wellbeing, it enables them to perform better. Wellbeing is a Performance Enabler,” explain the WLP department.

SINIS Holds a Leisure Activity for Athletes

Solomon Islands National Institute of Sport (SINIS) through its Wellbeing and Lifestyle Performance (WLP) department successfully held a ‘Leisure Activities’ program for sport athletes.
Raphael Lea’i in action recently in the Premier League of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Lea'i Scores First Professional Goal For Bosnia and Herzegovina Club

Solomon Islands International Raphael Lea’i scored his first and assist in his first professional start for FK Velez Mostar.
“Only 3000 volunteers will be selected, however there are many other ways to get involved with the Games, through our Community Groups program, Team Solomons or as a spectator”.

5000 Apply to Volunteer During Pacific Games 2023

More than 5000 people have applied to Volunteer at this year’s Sol2023 Pacific Games.
Pacific Games facilities are now taking shape and progressing as scheduled.

Pacific Games Facilities Nears Completion

All Games Facilities in Honiara, Solomon Islands are currently under construction and will be completed within the next three to four months.
Participants to the competition are George Rukabo and Tony Ramo who are two outstanding players selected by the Golf Federation.

Golfers to Attend Asia Pacific Amateur Championship Academy

Solomon Islands Golf athletes, George Rukabo and Tony Ramo have travelled to Melbourne, Australia, to for this year's Asia Pacific Amateur Championship (AAC).
Jay Makana was a 1981 Gold medalist in boxing at the Mini South Pacific Games, hosted in Solomon Islands.

Pacific Games Ambassador Tours Choiseul Province

Jay Makana, a former mini-games Gold medalist, is currently touring Choiseul province as part of the Sol2023 sports Ambassador's program.
As the Host Broadcaster, Sol2023 will cover all 24 sports and produce a daily program of 8-10 hours of coverage, available to SBS and other rights holders across the Pacific.

SBS Holds Exclusive Rights in Australia to Broadcast Pacific Games

The 2023 Pacific Games Organizing Committee (GOC) is pleased to announce that the Special Broadcasting Service Corporation (SBS) has acquired exclusive Australian broadcast rights for the Sol2023 Pacific Games.
Solomon Islands is one of the participating countries in the Western Pacific Tennis Championship.

West Pacific Regional Tennis Championship Underway

The West Pacific Regional Tennis Championship is currently underway in Port Vila where five countries that are participating are Fiji, Kiribati, Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea (PNG) and Vanuatu.
Winning Bronze has set a new record for the Solomon Islands Indoor Volleyball men's team.

Men's Indoor Volleyball Sets Record

The Solomon Islands Men's Indoor volleyball team has bagged the Bronze from the "Flaming Chalice 2023" Tournament in Australia, setting a history for Indoor volleyball in the Solomon Islands.

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