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Uncles women crowned Honiara champions

It was a stunning performance for the ‘women in red’ who dominated the season with their superior football, winning all of their 8 league matches for the total 24 points on offer. This they did without conceding a single goal while scoring a total of 26 in the process.
The Uncles women also dominated the awards collecting the Best Goalkeeper of the Season Award (Betty Sade) and also the Coach of the Season Award which went to coach/player Veronica Sade.
The prestigious Golden Boot Award went to Laydah Samani who scored a total of 8 goals for the season.
The second place in the league went to Koloale who sit behind Uncles on 21 points. Koloale’s only defeat was against Uncles.
Junior Flamingo mounted a late comeback in the league to win the third spot against Marist who collected the fourth prize. Both teams shared 13 points each but Junior Flamingo lead them by way of a slightly superior goal difference.
Sade (Veronica) said that the achievement of her team and her players comes down to hard work and dedication to their training.
“I want all teams in the women’s league to work hard so that we can lift up the standard of football that we are playing,” Sade (Veronica) said.
“There needs to be support for women’s football in the future as it would be sad if our players lose interest. If there is more support for women’s football there will be more clubs participating in the league and the league will be more competitive.”
SIFF General Secretary Eddie Ngava, said that the 2009/10 league has achieved a lot of things in terms of developing women’s football.
“More girls have come to play football in recent years and SIFF has ensured that there is development in the standard by not only organizing the league but by also enriching it with the monthly High 5 championships,” Ngava said. “This has helped women footballers to develop better techniques and skills.”
Ngava has assured women footballers in Honiara that SIFF will pursue Our Telekom to become the sponsor of the 2010/11 women’s football league.
The date for the kick off of the 2010/11 women’s football league is not yet announced but it is expected to be after the national women’s football team returns from the Oceania Football Confederation (OFC) Women’s Nations Cup.
The closing ceremony of the 2009/10 Honiara Women’s Football League was attended by officials from the National Sports Council, the Honiara City Council, the Ministry of Education and SIFF major partner DJ Graphics Ltd.

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