By Taromane Martin
THE country’s national Under-18 men’s and women’s hockey teams will leave the country tomorrow to compete at the 2018 FIH World Series competition in Port Villa, Vanuatu.
A squad of nine boys and nine girls selected from the current Samlinsan High Schools Hockey League will leave the country 1:03pm tomorrow.
Federation President Mr Nihal Seneviratne confirmed the team will leave in the afternoon for the hockey five competitions which will kick off on Wednesday at the Wan Smol Bag Hockey field.
Mr Seneviratne meanwhile thanked their sponsors who have been supporting their program and leagues in the country
“Solomon Islands Hockey Federation would like to acknowledge our Corporate Sponsor Samlinsan Logging Company who are currently sponsoring the high School Hockey League and Club League.
“Also big thank you to Solomon Tuna Ltd and Colombo Consultancy Managing Director Lakmal Hewagama for sponsoring the national teams for the competition,” Mr Seneviratne said.
Meanwhile the selected U-18 hockey players to represent the country at the FI H World Hockey Series are:
HOCKEY 5s – WORLD SERIES- VANUATU
14th to 22nd AUGUST 2018
JOHN WESLY – CAPTAIN
REGINALD AITOREA – GK
ESMIE BELO- CAPTAIN