The Solomon Islands Football Federation is urging Provincial Football Associations (PFAs) who plan to send teams to the Our Telekom National Beach Soccer Championship to finalise the registration of their teams before the due date of Tuesday 20th April, 2010.Acting Chairperson of the Our Telekom National Beach Soccer Championship Local Organising Committee, Noel Wagapu, made that the call after the committee's second meeting on Monday.
"Teams need to register before the due date to avoid any disappointments. We must do away with the last minute system which often upsets competitions program," Wagapu said in his appeal to the PFAs. "If teams do not register before the due date they may be excluded from the competition."
Registration forms are available from the SIFF headquarter at the Alan Boso Complex in Honiara. The forms can also be faxed or emailed to PFAs who request them.
So far only a few teams have collected the registration forms from the SIFF office.
Others who have not done so are encouraged to do so before the end of the week. Teams are reminded that only 12 players are permitted to register for any one team and each team may have only up to 3 current national beach soccer players. The dates for the Our Telekom National Beach Soccer Championship have also been confirmed in the meeting of the Local Organising Committee.
The competition matches will kick off on April 28th and the finals are expected to be played on May 1st. The venue is DC Park just east of Henderson International Airport on Guadalcanal. SIFF is expecting up to 20 teams to participate in the Our Telekom National Beach Soccer Championship which will be the first national beach soccer competition to held in Solomon Islands. So far some provinces including Honiara have expressed their intention to participate.
Malaita is preparing 2 teams for the Our Telekom National Beach Soccer Competition. One of Malaita's representative side is from the Northern region of Malaita and the other is from the Malaita Outer Islands. Temotu has also expressed interest.