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Ten resolutions passed by SIFF Congress

The resolutions formulated in the pre-congress workshops held over 2 days prior to the congress proper provided the SIFF Secretariat with newer tools for addressing the requirement of its PFAs as well as answering goals within the SIFF Long Term Development Plan approved in the 2009 SIFF Congress.
One of the major issues of concern that the resolution package tries to address is the movement of players both locally and outside Solomon Islands.
This concern was raised by Honiara Football Association (HFA) which argued that its competitions are affected by players going overseas during their league season and resulting in the unstable performance of teams.
In order to address this, the SIFF Congress has agreed for a workshop for all PFAs to discuss and create a better understanding of existing player transfer regulations within SIFF.
This workshop will cover:
– Domestic Player Status and Transfer Regulations
– SIFF Constitution pertaining to rights and responsibilities of PFAs
The final anticipated aim of the workshop will be to bring into force the existing regulations for the transfer of players between clubs within respective PFAs.
Another important issue shared by PFAs was the size of their annual grant from SIFF with some requesting that this amount be increased.
The Congress concluded that any increase must be justified with annual plans of activities and related budgets submitted to SIFF Secretariat for consideration. Consideration is given to PFAs which have plans that complement the overall SIFF Long Term Development Plan.
The congressional discussions were seen to be very positive by SIFF General Secretary, Eddie Ngava, who said that the PFAs have made their contributions to setting the pace for 2011 and beyond.
“In effect, the Congress is the boss of SIFF and having these resolutions passed by them makes the work of the SIFF Secretariat clearer as we continue to achieve our long term development goals,” Ngava said.
“I thank the PFAs for taking ownership of football and sharing their views and challenges about the growth of the game in Solomon Islands.”
Other resolutions passed by the SIFF Congress:
– PFAs encouraged to seek funding from sources other than SIFF
– Review of SIFF Referees Development Structure with the aim of making provisions for Small Sided Games
– PFAs to be allowed opportunity to bid for national and regional competitions and international coach/referee education programs
– SIFF to organise workshop with the National Sports Council and National Olympic Committee of Solomon Islands with the aim of establishing mutual understanding about relationships between SIFF and these national bodies
– SIFF to pursue continuation of LEARN&play program with Government
– SIFF LEARN&play U-17 team to represent Solomon Islands in the OFC U-17 Championship in 2011
– Congress to accept Futsal and Beach Soccer Development Plan 2011 – 2018
– Establishment and Implementation of National Soccer League

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