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Thursday, September 21, 2006

Bright future for youth soccer in Solomon Islands

Youth soccer has a bright future in Solomon Islands with emerging soccer stars in the making displaying their skills at the SIFF Academy since day one of competition.

SIFF Development officer Noel Wagapu is the happiest man as he contemplates what the future hold for the kids.

His views were shared by many others who witnessed the kids play in the Honiara Primary Schools league which kicked off on Monday.

The soccer league was organized because of the high level of interest shown by kids and this is in line with SIFF's long term plan adopted from its annual congress last year.

SIFF will use the success of this competition as the benchmark for expansion into the provinces.

A staunch supporter of youth football development is the SIFF president Mr. Martin Alufurai who made his intentions known in his address at the official launching of the competition last Saturday.

He believes that the way forward for football in Solomon Islands is to start the kids early so that when they grow up they will become very competitive.

Alufurai sees the Under 12 soccer league as an ideal competition and his federation would preach the idea to all its provincial affiliates to adopt.

Source: SIFF News

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