BY ROMULUS HUTA
A soccer league for children aged between seven and 14 year olds will commence on July 28.
The competition is organized by Solomon Islands Football Federation (SIFF).
Called the SIFF Kid’s League, it’s a grassroots league featuring children between 7 to 14-year-old in two categories of Under-14 and Under-10.
According to a statement issued by the national governing football body, SIFF Technical Director, Felipe Vega-Arango said the primary objectives of the league is to develop grassroots football, kids must play, and they are the future of the game and at the same time develop the coaches and the referees.
“We need to start playing the kids now because if we want to see football in this nation improved, we need to start with the current generation,” he said.
“It will be amazing football festival because parents could come out to have fun with their children”.
The structure of the league will see 13, 12, 11 year-old mix teams boys and girls playing in the U-14 league with 14 players in each team.
In the U-10 category, children range from 10-7 year-old will play in teams of boys and girls. In this age group they will play 5-a-side in a field size of a futsal court with 10 players in a team.
Meanwhile, SIFF through its Just Play department is opening up registration for interested clubs, community teams and registration closes on Friday 27th July.