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SIFF readies competition venues for 2011

The building will house a VIP and administration room on the top floor and the bottom floor will accommodate the changing rooms for teams using the SIFF academy field.
The laying of the foundations of the SIFF academy field building comes as a similar structure nears completion at the Aligegeo football field in Malaita while another one will be constructed at the John F. Kennedy stadium in Gizo once the work on the playing surface is completed.
Funds for the construction of the building at the SIFF academy field comes from the Win in Oceania project which SIFF applied for in 2008 which has also met the costs of the recently completed perimeter fencing around the Aligegeo football stadium.
FIFA Goal III Project is providing finance for the construction of the same improvement at the John F. Kennedy stadium and SIFF is meeting all the costs for the one at Aligegeo football field.
SIFF General Secretary, Eddie Ngava says that the work being conducted is evidence of the commitment SIFF has to develop football in Solomon Islands.
“Contrary to what critics of football want people to believe SIFF is working hard setting down the foundation for football development for today and the many years ahead,” Ngava says.
“You can see work progressing in Auki, Gizo and here in Honiara where SIFF is addressing the need for proper competition venues that can cater for national competitions including the NSL and international matches.”
Work on venues for Futsal and beach soccer in Honiara, Malaita and Western Province are being lined up to start after the completion of the 11-a-side competition venues in 2011.

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