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National Hockey squads leaves April 23

By Taromane Martin

A Tenaru player makes a steal from a KGVI player on the attack.

THE Solomon Islands national hockey teams will leave the country on April 23 to compete at the Oceania U-18 Youth Olympic Games qualifiers in Papua New Guinea.

Hockey President Mr Nihal Seneviratne confirmed the team will depart Monday the following week to take part at the competition which starts on April 25.

Mr Seneviratne said they are yet to finalize the final travelling squad but is expected to be done this Sunday.

“National Hockey Team departs April 23 final selection will be done this Sunday at the Don Bosco Hall at 1pm,” the President said.

Meanwhile SIHF Development Officer Mr Allen Temoa said the training squad have been undergoing intensive sessions over the past months.

“We’ve been training three days in a week in preparation for the competition. Our sessions is two hours starting from 3pm to 5pm.

“The training squad will probably have their final training sessions today before the final travelling squad is named on Sunday,” Mr Temoa said.

The Development Officer said only nine players will be selected for both the men and the women’s national squads.

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