BY PETER ZOLEVEKE II
Guadalcanal Football Association (GFA) outlined its plan of activities to roll out this following the successful completion of its Talent Identification beach soccer competition.
GFA General Secretary Joshua Kera in a statement this week revealed upcoming competitions and development programmes for this year for football in the province.
“GFA Under 16 talent identification is coming up in early April. As soon as we receive funds from the Solomon Islands Football Federation, we will confirm dates and venues for these competition/trials. More details of this event will be posted later this week,” the GFA statement revealed.
Another Youth Development program outlined is the Under 14 talent identification for both boys and girls.
“U14 (boys & girls) talent identification is schedule for the first week of August 2021. Interested teams/clubs/schools need to take note of the date and start your planning and preparation.
One of the GFA competition highlights is the proposed U19 Guadalcanal Cup Championship.
“The GFA executive has agreed to introduce this competition this year to give an opportunity for our young talented players. Eight (8) U19 teams representing our 8 constituencies will participate in this competition. The proposed date for this competition is mid October 2021.This is not a SIFF funded event so we are calling on companies, business houses/interested individuals on Guadalcanal Province to come forward and support us in hosting this event. The YOUTH GUADALCANAL CUP CHAMPIONSHIP will take place every two years,” GFA revealed.
Following the GFA talent identification tournament last week, 20 players have been selected and are called to attend a meeting scheduled for today (Tuesday 30 th March) 12PM at the provincial headquarters.
“All selected players must attend this important meeting.
“Thank you to those who came forward and assisted the GFA executive in organizing the recent Beach Soccer Competition last week. Huge thanks to our sponsors DJ Graphics, Hon. Bradley Tovosia and Hon. Anthony Veke who stood in to support GFA. Also, many thanks to those who supported and finance the 7 participating teams, without your kind support the beach soccer competition would not be successful,” the GFA statement reads.
“Lastly, a reminder to our 8 constituencies and 21 Wards to established your football committees and submit their names to us. So far, West Guadalcanal Constituency and East Guadalcanal Constituency have established their football committees. We are still waiting for other constituencies/wards to form your football committees and pay up your affiliation fees. Due date have been extended to end of April 2021. Do let us know if you need any assistance in forming your football committees.