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Saturday, January 13, 2007

Fo'ondo Sports Club in North Malaita successfully hosts Christmas tournament

By Paul Lional (Fo'ondo Club Secretary)

The Fo'ondo Sports Club in North Malaita has successfully organised a 7-a-side Soccer and Netball knock-out at Fo'ondo Sports ground from 19th to 22nd December 2006.

A total of 34 soccer teams and 10 netball teams took part in the tournament. Teams which participated were from To'abaita area in North Malaita to as far as Central Kwara'ae in Central Malaita.

The four day tournament attracted lots of people in the surrounding areas both young and old to come and cheer their favourite teams.

Winners of the tournament are for soccer: 1st prize of $2000 was awarded to Aimela White of Central Kwara'ae; 2nd prize of $1000 was scooped by Santos of West Fataleka; whilst third prize of $500 was collected Aimela Green of Central Kwara'ae. A Consolation prize of $200 was given to St John of West Fataleka.

In netball, first prize of $200 was taken by Dala South of West Kwara'ae; 2nd prize of $100 was won Fo'ondo of North Malaita.

It is understood that all the prizes were sponsored by Fo'ondo Sports Club in an effort to promote peace in the community.

The organizing committee wish to thank the participating teams and the surrounding communities for their well behaviour during the tournament which ended successfully.
Appreciation is also extended to local referees from the Solomon Islands Football Federation office who officiated all the soccer matches from day one to day four.

The organizing committee for 2007 Christmas tournament wish to announce that this years Christmas Tournament will be 18th to the 21st December 2007 at Fo'ondo Sports Ground.

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