SOLOMON Islands national hockey team has been finalized for the Inter – Continental tournament in Australia. The tournament will take place in October this year.
Solomon Islands national hockey coach and development officer Allen Temoa sees this tournament as a perfect opportunity to test players’ capabilities and combinations.
There will be a 28 men and women national squad competing at tournament.
“The 28 players will go through a series of tough trainings in order to prepare them for the tournament.
“We have gone through one month of intensive training with more than 40 players vying for the final selection. It’s quite complicated when it comes to the selection of the best ones as they all have the potential and skill in playing the sport.
“Our trainings are basically on ball handlings, ball-passing, finishing and fitness tests as well,” Temoa told Raw Sports.
Training days are scheduled on a weekly format from the beginning of this month until September of this year. The training sessions are on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.
Women’s list; Lyn Basi, JacinthaAhuai, Alice Rofeta, Sally Hiro, Jeremy Oliver, Barau’a Leong, Mary Usua, Esme Belo, Claudia Votu, Sharon Gaote’e, LoiseWanetenia, Samantha Ifunau, MadilynSikomea, Hilda Kabini.
Men’s list; ReginalAitorea, Crawford Manewai, Enoch Mae, LeslySatu, Paul Brown, Jimmy Mamae, John Wesley, Patrick pipia, Eddie Vunagi, Jason Iffua, Junior Ofai, Junior Suimae, Ismael Veloa and Allen Temoa team coach.