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Remote Taro launches league

The league was officially opened by Hon. Jacob Sogavare, the provincial government minister responsible for sports in Choiseul. Witnessing the event were officials of the local government and the provincial football body was represented by their general secretary, John Zinga.
In his message at the opening ceremony, Hon. Sogavare talked about the importance of sports for the youth in Choiseul and that his government would like to see more sports development. Similar sentiments were shared by other speakers at the programme.
The Taro Football League features seven clubs from the provincial centre of Taro and outlying communities. Competing this year are Choiseul Bay Secondary School, Duare Football Club, Polimed Football Club, Saeka Football Club, Supizae Football Club, Taro Football Club and Vuala Camp Football Club.
Two matches were played following the opening ceremony and Vuala Camp defeated Duare by 2-0 in the first match. Taro took on Supizae in the second match and finished with a 1-0 win with the match being described as very close.
For TFA president, Tony Wrightson, seeing the league get underway is massive milestone for his committee who has worked hard to organise the competition.
“I am really pleased to see our league finally get underway. We wanted to start earlier in the year but needed more time to raise the finances needed to manage this competition but it is important that we organise this league for our youth to showcase their skills and enjoy football,” Wrightson said.
The TFA executive acknowledged the support of local business houses and organisations for their support namely Toy Shop, Choiseul Province Peace and Reconciliation, Circle Crew Band, and Willies Electric.
Taro is one of the most remote provincial centres in Solomon Islands and is located 497 kilometres North-west of the capital Honiara.

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