BY ROMULUS HUTA
THE one-day 2018 National Archery Championship was completed successfully on Sunday.
The event was sponsored by Honiara-based electrical company C & I Distributors and held at the Town Ground Rugby Stadium.
The opening ceremony of the championship was graced by the presence of the National Olympic Committee of Solomon Islands (NOCSI) President Martin Rara.
Other top sporting officials were also there to witness the official opening.
They include Casper Pule, Acting Director Sports within the Ministry of Home Affairs; Chairman of Pacific Games 2023 Taskforce, Gabriel Suri and the visiting Director of PNG High Sports Performance Aaron Alsop who is currently here in the country.
The Archery Federation of Solomon Islands President Nihal Seneviratne thanked the officials who attended the official opening of this important event despite a short notice.
The championship served as a selection pathway for next month’s Oceania Championship in New Caledonia.
Seneviratne said: “Thanks to the NOCSI, SIG and Pacific Games 2023 Task Force officials who managed to attend the event despite the short nice.
“This is a very important event because this shows that we are on the right track and are ready to host a successful Pacific Games in 2023.”