THE Solomon Islands national senior women’s football team are currently progressing on with their trainings ahead of the upcoming 2017 Pacific Mini Games scheduled to be held in Port Vila, Vanuatu.
The women’s team comprised not only with senior players but also with the mixture of players from the Under 16 and Under 21. Despite, featuring players with different age groups, they are absolutely optimistic and are now working very hard to achieve their preparation plans.
According to the Head coach of the national women’s team, Diane Justus, the team are now working hard on their immediate priority plans.
“We are now prioritizing our trainings on the individual player’s fitness, techniques, tactics and position making and therefore we are expecting to speed up our training sessions as we are moving closer to our time to travel,” she told Solomon Women Sports.
The current women’s training squad consists of 22 players and the initial figures are expected to reduce to a final 20-member squad for the football competitions at the 2017 Pacific Mini Games in December.
Meanwhile, Justus said although the trainings are going on smoothly; they still need more time to train ahead of the Games.
“Our major challenge is based on the time factor; the girls fitness levels are not consistent, therefore we need more time to work on the fitness level of our individual players,” she said.
Justus said despite few challenges, she is absolutely confident that the girls will perform to their ultimate best at the upcoming football competitions at the Mini Games.
“The women team will represent our country; therefore am urging all local football supporters in the country to show their positive support to our girls ahead of the Mini Games.”