Tenakoga and Florence Young will represent Solomon Islands in New Caledonia, May this year.

The Solomon Islands Football Federation picked the two schools having made the finals of the week long SIFF under 12 Football Festival which ended yesterday at the SIFF Academy ovals.

The Tenakoga team defeated Florence young 1-0 in front of an enthusiastic crowd of supporters from both schools.

The East Guadalcanal school team sent its fans reeling after finding its winner in the second half of what was a highly entertaining match.

Despite the loss, Florence Young School has secured their place in New Caledonia. Tenakoga team manager and deputy Principal [primary] Denson Tanito, was full of praise for his team.

"However I'm disappointed because our key striker did not play in the match for alleged breach of eligibility rule," he said. "But I am very excited with the win because we did not expect to come this far."

Meanwhile, Marist scooped the third place trophy and Kolale School of Excellence got the fourth place after defeating KOSSA School of Excellence in the play off.

Other consolation prizes include the golden boot, awarded to Marist's Kevin Iroga. The best and fairest team went to Chung Wah School.