Sports Archive June 2023

The Kurukuru, currently ranked 53rd in the FIFA Futsal Ranking.

Kurukuru Prepare for Friendlies Against Futsalroos

The Solomon Islands national futsal team is gearing up for an exciting series of friendly matches against the Futsalroos, the Australia national futsal team.
The Tahitians suffered a massive early blow when captain Hinavainui Malfatti hobbled off with looked like a serious leg injury in the first 10 minutes after she was unlucky not to have been awarded a penalty when she went down in the box.

Solomon Islands Defeats Tahiti 1-0

The Solomon Islands have struck first in Group C of the OFC Women’s U-19 Championship 2023 following a 1-0 victory over Tahiti at HFC Bank Stadium in Fiji.
The Prime Minister describes football as a powerful force for unity and inclusivity, bringing together communities, fostering friendships and breaking down barriers.

Prime Minister Addresses SIFF Congress

Prime Minister Hon. Manasseh Damukana Sogavare MP, was the chief guest at the recent Solomon Islands Football Federation Congress.
Mrs. Nicola Jones, the Technical Delegate for Netball and representatives from the Solomon Islands National Netball Federation (SINFED).

Netball Federation Concludes Successful Workshop

Mrs. Nicola Jones, the Technical Delegate for Netball, recently visited the country to evaluate the Netball facilities and train representatives from the Solomon Islands National Netball Federation (SINFED) as bench officials for the games.
“It is their job to create amazing experiences that will be as memorable for the 10,000 plus spectators and the 3000 plus athletes watching from the National Stadium and the hundreds of thousands across the Solomon Islands and around the South Pacific watching on television.”

Creative and Production Team for Games Announced

The Wait Is Over - The Games Organizing Committee (GOC) is pleased to officially announce the Sol2023 Pacific Games Ceremonies Creative and Production Team.
The Solomon Islands Team earlier this week in Malaysia.

Solomon Islands Unable to Defend Early Lead Against Stronger Malaysia

Solomon Islands national team put early pressure on Malaysia, but ended up suffering a defeat by the scoreline of 4-1 at the Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin Stadium in its first friendly match in Asian soil since 2019.
High-Performance nutrition health service delivery will continue for the month of June, adopting proactive and personalized approaches.

Evolt 360 Body Analyzer for Athletes Now in Country

The world’s most intelligent body scanner, the Evolt 360 Body Composition Analyzer is in the country.
She was injured, she was in pain, but she was still on the pitch, she saves the goal attempts and wins the golden glove, she is Sylvester Maenu'u!

Maenu'u Wins Golden Glove Award

The Solomon Islands women’s champion team, Kololae FC’s goal keeper Sylvester Maenu’u made history when she was awarded the golden glove award at the end of the OFC women’s champions’ league for her outstanding performance.
Currently in country are the Continental Development Manager (CDM) of Oceania Hockey Federation (OHF) Ms Gill Gemming and the Secretary General of Oceania Hockey Federation (OHF), David Peebles.

Oceania Hockey Federation to Support Hockey Development Programs

Continental Development Manager (CDM) of Oceania Hockey Federation (OHF), Gill Gemming is currently in country to support the development program of ‘Hockey’.
Jina's restaurant will provide 140,000 meals at the Main Dining Hall for athletes, team officials, technical officials, broadcasters and catering workforce during Games time.

Jina's Restaurant Awarded Master's Caterer for Games

The 2023 Pacific Games Organizing Committee (GOC) has announced that local catering service provider, Fairyland (Jinas) Restaurant is the official Master Caterer for this year’s Sol2023 Pacific Games.
Ms. Catherine Mateka of GS Faisi Rural Training Centre being awarded with the SINIS certificate of ‘Athlete of the Cluster Day’ by SINIS People and Partnership Coordinator Joyce Aburii.

More Athletes Identified Following Trial

Solomon Islands Tertiary Association of Sports (SITAS) ‘Cluster Day’ was recently held at the High Performance Centre to identify athletes.
“The first biggest challenge is being a female and never has a female done it before for football in the Solomon Islands...."

Leading Revolution in Football Commentary

Elizabeth Osifelo has made Solomon Islands history by becoming the first female football commentator.
The Prime Minister conveys appreciation to Gold Coast Deputy Mayor, Cr. Donna Gates for the hospitality by the Gold Coast Performance Centre offered to hundreds of Solomon Islands athletes.

Gold Coast Council Acknowledged for Support to Sports

Prime Minister Hon. Manasseh Sogavare, this week visited Australia’s Gold Coast Mayor’s Office and conveyed the Solomon Islands Government’s ‘gratitude’ for Gold Coast’s support in sports development, through Solomon Islands National Institute of Sports, SINIS.
The Pacific Games will held in Honiara, Solomon Islands from 19 November to 2 December 2023.

130 Public Servants Approved to Support Games

The Solomon Islands Cabinet has approved the Secondment of One Hundred and Thirty (130) Public Servants, Teachers and State Owned Enterprises (SOEs) officers to the Games Organizing Committee to support the successful delivery of the Pacific Games 2023.
Koloale FC won by 2-1 victory over the Samoan Kiwi FC.

Koloale FC Wins Second Match

Koloale FC has scored a second straight win against Kiwi FC at the OFC Women's Champions League in Papua New Guinea.
The Koloale FC will take on Samoa today but had a 1-0 victory in their opening match over the weekend against the Fijian champions.

Koloale FC Snatch Late Winner to Open their OFC Games

Solomon Islands Koloale FC, began their OFC Women’s Champions League campaign with a win following a stunning late winner against Labasa Women FC in Port Moresby over the weekend.
The Roadshow was aimed at providing awareness on Games services and opportunities that will require the involvement and engagement of community groups in the City.

Games Organizing Committee Conclude Roadshow

The first ever Sol2023 Pacific Games Roadshow program has completed its three weeks visit of communities in and around Honiara City.

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