Balls handed over

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G-CUP end of August

By Taromane Martin

Member provincial Assembly for Avuavu Ward and Minister of Sports Patrick Koeolia (second from right) making the hand over of balls on Wednesday.. Picture Taromane Martin.

THE Guadalcanal Football Association (GFA) has started handing out soccer balls to coaches from each of the wards that took part in last month’s level one basic coaching course.

GFA Assistant Sports Coordinator Mr Francis Loxie said the aim is to give the coaches motivations to kick start preparations in hosting their league and teams for the proposed Guadalcanal Cup happening end of August.

“The balls were requested by province and GFA to be given to each of the ward participants who took part in the recent two weeks level one grass roots coaching course,” Mr Loxie explained.

“We wanted to issue each of the 27 coaches’ two balls each so they can go back to their wards and organise leagues to select their teams in preparation for the upcoming GFA Ward inter championship next month.

“I also want to urge all ward members because the province second appointed day is next month and some of the wards for example like Birau Ward will be hosting their soccer competitions to mark the day.

“Therefore I urge all provincial ward members to kindly assist their ward teams and organisers for the competitions,” he said.

Meanwhile Mr Chris Saeni said he is thankful to GFA for the assistance and looks forward to hosting their league soon to select players for the G-Cup.

“I want to first of all thank GFA for the balls. Already word has gone out to our boys back home and next week we should meet to start preparations.

“Thank you again to GFA for the donations and we look forward to competing in the upcoming G-Cup next month,” he said.

The handover ceremony yesterday was done by Member for Avuavu Ward and provincial Minister for Sports Honourable Patrick Koealia at the provincial Head quarter building at Rita Eleven.

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