Solomon Islands gearing up for Qualifier
5 July, 2018, 3:00 am
HONIARA, (OFC) – The Solomon Islands women’s national team are keen to make an impact at regional level with preparations already underway for next month’s OFC Women’s Nations Cup Qualifier in Fiji.
The delegation held their first meeting earlier this month where they discussed key areas in terms of their technical and training preparations.
“The 30 players of the women’s national football team will soon resume their series of technical trainings and we want to make sure they are well informed about the technical plans and formalities in terms of their preparations,” head of delegation Charlie Panakera said.
He emphasised the need to create a credible environment for the players to train and build their confidence as part of their physical and mental progressive development ahead of any future tournaments.
“It is timely for us to progressively build the confidence of the national women’s footballers in Solomon Islands as they continue to contribute to football development in their respective communities in the country.
“We must start to encourage more of our younger generation from 11 to 15 years old to become our future national team players.
“We are preparing not just for the OFC Women’s Nations Cup qualifying stage, but also for the 2023 Pacific Games in the country. We need more potential players to join us.”
Solomon Islands will compete against Fiji, Vanuatu and American Samoa in the OFC Women’s Nations Cup Qualifier from 25-31 August at Churchill Park in Lautoka, Fiji.