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Registrations for women’s league open

Coordinator for women’s football competitions, Barnabas Loloito, says that his office is expecting more women’s clubs from Honiara to participate in the 2011 season.
“Last year we had only 7 clubs in the league and this year we want more clubs so that more young women can have the opportunity to play football,” Loloito says. “My office will be working harder in 2011 to ensure that competition is better organised and that it is tough for the teams.”
The competition line up for 2011 features the league proper which is expected to be completed before August so it is expected to contribute to the preparations of the national women’s football team for the Pacific Games.
Another important part of the women’s football calendar is the High 5 championship which is a five-a-side knockout competition played for a week at the start of each month.
Loloito says that SIFF is pleased with the results of the High 5 championships organised in 2010 and wants them to continue and be a major part of the competitions for 2011.
“High 5 is simple but it is intensive so it gives women footballers a better avenue to practise and improve their ball handling skills,” Loloito says.
The 2010 season saw 8 clubs compete in the local football league with Uncles taking out the title for the third time in as many years to continue their domination of women’s football in Honiara.
The deadline for completion and submission of registrations forms is 25 March, 2011 and the first High 5 championship will kick off on 26 March.
The league proper is scheduled to begin on 2 April.

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