BY ROMULUS HUTA
THE participation in next week’s Youth Olympic Games in Argentina comes as a very challenging task but also an exciting opportunity for young futsal player Calwin Do’oro.
Do’oro is part of the 10-man squad under the guidance of head coach Stanley Puairana who will represent Solomon Islands in the futsal component of the Youth Olympic Games that will kick off in Buenos Aires this Sunday.
Departed the country with the rest of the team members yesterday, Do’oro was farewelled by his mother Joyce and other members of his immediate family at the Henderson International Airport.
“As one of the reps for the country at the Youth Olympic Games, I feel proud to get to be playing at this highest competition. I’m representing my family and my country.
“This is not an everyday opportunity to wear the national colours against teams like Brazil, Russia, Costa Rica and Iran.
“I think the level is higher than what we usually played before but I believe we will compete as a team.”
Do’oro was part of the team that helped Solomon Islands won the OFC Youth Futsal Tournament in New Zealand last year to qualify for this trip to Buenos Aires.
“Last year was exciting for me and the boys. We did so well and we really deserve this opportunity.”
Do’oro and his team mates will arrive in Argentina this afternoon.
Their first match in the Games will be against Iran and is scheduled for Monday 10am (Solomon Islands Time).