Young Kurukuru trial squad named
OFC Futsal U-17 qualifiers October
THE Solomon Islands Sports Coalition (SISC) has released a 59 man training squad for the country’s national U-17 futsal team.
SISC who have been endorsed by the Solomon Islands Football Federation (SIFF) to do the selections through a partnership, released the names of the players yesterday at the Multipurpose Hall.
“Only ten players will be selected for the final squad,” SISC Chairman Pastor Nacaneili Seru said.
“From 15 players we will trim it down to 13 before picking out the final 10 players that will represent Solomon Islands in the upcoming OFC U-17 qualifiers in Auckland in October.
“The winner will then represent Oceania at the 2018 Youth Summer Olympics which will be held in Argentina,” he said.
All of the selected 59 players were selected from the 2017 Bulk Shop U-16 School Futsal League which is run by the SISC.
As part of the endorsement, SISC who has been sending junior futsal teams to represent the country at the Australian National Futsal Championships, will also be selecting players for three junior futsal squads for next year’s competition.
“Next year we will send three junior teams to Australia for the championships. We will do the selections from the current U-10, U-12 and U-14 futsal leagues that are happening every Saturdays at the Woodford International School grounds.
“On behalf of SISC and the SALT boys, thank you SIFF for giving us the endorsement and we look forward to working together to continue the development of futsal in the country,” Pr Seru said.
The selected 15 players for the Junior Kurukuru futsal team are:
|Norman Palmer||James Edward (GK)|
|Tuvaruhu CHS||Junior Mata (GK)|
|St Nicholas||Alex Bale (GK)|
|Bishop Epalle||Aiden (GK)|
|White River||Kalvin M|
|Naha CHS||Jesper Natai|
|Mt Horeb||Eddie Kafo|
|Marara CHS||Alex Mae|
|Peter Lone (GK)|
|Harvest Kingdom||Calvin Do’oro|
|Lunga CHS||Willie Taha|
|Florence Young||Junior Lea’alafa|
|St John CHS||John Wasike|
|Mbua Valley||Franster Rukumana|
|Kim Whetney (GK)|
|Koloale||Steven Bunabo (GK)|