BY ROMULUS HUTA
PRESIDENT of National Olympic Committee of Solomon Islands (NOCSI) Martin Rara has congratulated the President of Solomon Islands Hockey Federation (SIHF) Nihal Seneviratne upon his recent election into the new Oceania Hockey Executive Board.
Seneviratne was voted in as the new Vice-President of Oceania Hockey Federation (OHF) during last Friday’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) held at the Stanley Hotel in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea (PNG).
The Solomon Islands Hockey boss replaces outgoing Oceania Vice-President Kaluwin Potuan of PNG.
In an email to Seneviratne, Rara said: “I write this email to you to officially congratulate you and your federation for the attainment of one of the senior positions in the Executive Board of Oceania Hockey.”
Rara described Seneviratne’s election as a milestone achievement toward the growth of the newly-revived sport in Solomon Islands.
“This achievement is a milestone in the sports of Hockey seeing that Hockey is a newly-revived sport in our country.
“The sporting body is very happy about this achievement and as NOCSI President I wish you all the best as you serve the sports of Hockey for the betterment of our athletes.
“NOCSI looks forward to working with your association in years to come.
“May God Bless Solomon Islands Hockey,” Rara expressed in his brief congratulatory remarks.