BY ROMULUS HUTA
A total of six sports will feature in the upcoming Association of the Church of Melanesia Schools and Institutions and Communities (ACOMSIC) Games scheduled for June.
The ACOMSIC Games will see all students of the Anglican Church of Melanesia schools and institutions converging in Honiara to take part in a weeklong festival of sports, entertainment and educational awareness from Saturday 23rd June to Saturday 30th June.
The Anglican Church of Melanesia (ACOM) Education Secretary Desmond Waita said plans are now set for the hosting for the event in June.
Waita said the theme for this year’s event is ‘Oneness through Sports’.
The five main sports to be featured include soccer, futsal, netball, volleyball, rugby and athletics.
The athletics features track and field events.
The field events are javelin, long jump, shot put, and discuss while track events will feature 100m, 200, 400m, 800m, 3000m, 5000m, 10000m, 4x100m, 4x200m and 4x400m relay.
Waita added that apart from the sports, other activities will also be organized.
“There will be also night activities for students such as educational and health talks, speech contest, choir competition, cultural dancing and beauty pageant show.
“All the Anglican church of Melanesia-run primary, secondary and RTC schools are expected to take part in the event.
“I want to appeal to the general public, business organizations, sporting federations and other sports stakeholders to come and support the students in their sporting activities as sports create a healthy and discipline society.
“It is expected that about one thousand students and teachers are expected to take part in the week long sports event,” Waita said.
The ACOMSIC Games was used to an annual event in the past with the known last edition to be held was in 2006.
After nine years of absence, it saw revival in 2015 and Selwyn College came out on top as the overall winner while second and the third placings went to Saint Stephen Pamua and C E Fox Sa’a.