BY ROMULUS HUTA
THE draws for the 2018 Youth Solomon Cup have been finalized yesterday at the Solomon Islands Football Federation (SIFF) Academy conference room.
The draws were conducted by SIFF Chief Executive Officer Joseph Boso and Henry Fa’arodo of SIFF Technical Department and attended and witnessed by participating member associations’ representatives and stakeholders.
The 2018 Youth Solomon Cup will feature under-19 and under-16 categories.
Six provinces are taking part in the under-16 component and they comprised Guadalcanal, Honiara, Central Islands, Rennell and Bellona, Western and Malaita.
A total of seven provinces will take part in the under-19 competition and they are Makira/Ulawa, Guadalcanal, Honiara, Central Islands, Rennell and Bellona, Western and Malaita.
Matches for the under-19 will be held at Lawson Tama while SIFF Academy pitch will host the under-16 matches.
Meanwhile, the gate fees for entry into Lawson Tama Stadium during the entire duration of the 2018 Youth Solomon Cup will be $10 for grandstand and $5 for standing at the hill side.
This applies to both adults and students.
According to Boso, they are only imposing gate fees on matches scheduled for Lawson Tama Stadium where will host the actions of the under-19 category.
“For the under-16 matches to be held at SIFF Academy, they will be no gate fees.
“Matches at SIFF Academy will be made free entry for members of the public,” Boso said.
Meanwhile, the under-19 category of the Youth Solomon Cup will kick off with the first three matches with Makira/Ulawa taking on Malaita Eagles starting at 1pm this afternoon at Lawson Tama.
The second match is between Central Islands and Western at 2.30pm while the final match for the day is between Honiara and Renbel. Guadalcanal will sit out today’s round of action on bye.
The under-16 matches will kick off tomorrow starting 12 noon at SIFF Academy with Western and Guadalcanal battling out the opener.