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Bulk Shop Futsal League underway

“SALT and SISC are committed” Pr Seru

Matches for this year’s Bulk Shop School league will be played at the Woodford International School. Matches kicked off on Saturday and continues this weekend…Photo supplied

COURT or no futsal court the Sports And Leadership Training (SALT) and the Solomon Islands Sports Coalition (SISC) is committed to developing futsal in the country.

SISC Chairman Pastor Nacaneili Seru made the comments after the successful start of the 2017 Bulk Shop school futsal league matches at the Woodford International School on Saturday.

“If we stop this development then most likely futsal will follow beach soccer. Court or no court SALT and SISC will continue to do what we started 16 years ago,” Pr Seru stressed.

“Under 10 boys and under 12 girls played in the school multipurpose hall while under 12 boys and under 14 boys and girls played out door in the three futsal court marked at the school’s football field,” he said.

“Hundreds of children came to Woodford not only to play but to support their school teams. Organizing committee was pleased to see more parents turned up to support their children as they participate in this league.

“The message went out so clearly as part of education awareness on having a sense of belonging and respect on others property. If we have a sense of belonging and respect on public properties and peoples, Solomon Islands will be a wonderful place altogether to be and to visit in the world,” he adds.

All games for the 2017 Bulk Shop school futsal league will be played at Woodford and Seru is inviting the public to come out and support our children.

Meanwhile, there is no word yet from the Solomon Islands Football Federation regarding the much talked about building of a futsal stadium.

SIFF President William Lai September last year said work on building the SBD$5m FIFA funded stadium was to start in November with phase 2 set to kick off in June 2017.

““Phase-one of the project which involves hiring of architects should be completed in June 2017 with phase two to continue from there.

“The second phase will see the construction of spectator seats to accommodate 1,500 people and dressing rooms,” Mr Lai said.

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