Australian High Commission rep to attend TARD's North Malaita Christmas Games
According to the Australian High Commission's Second Secretary, Ms Anthea Blaikie, their office have arranged for Ms Gabriellie Stewart to attend the Christmas Games on behalf of the Australian High Commission.
Ms Stewart will arrive in Malaita on tuesday next week (19 December) and will be met at Auki by Stef Kali and Karl O'Donald, and they will drive her to Malu'u. She will witness the opening day of the games on December 20 and then return to Honiara on that same day.
The North Malaita 2006 Christmas Games is a community initiative by the To'abaita Authority for Research and Development (TARD) student voluntary group and is sponsored with SI$3,680 cash by the Australian High Commission office in Solomon Islands.
The games will consist of a 7 aside soccer knockout for males and a netball for females and will be free of charge. Eligible sporting clubs should be within the Kwainafala to Kwai Rivers boundary. For soccer, the prizes are as follows: First- TARD Trophy plus $1,000; Second- $500; Third- $300. For netball, the prizes are as follows: First- TARD Trophy plus $300; Second- $200; and third is $100.