Auga’s Cup set


THE 2016 Augustine Auga’s annual Christmas Cup 7-a-side soccer competition is set to kick off next week in Lau/Mbaelelea Constituency, Malaita Province.
Reports reaching Star Sports said, the tournament will get underway Monday next week 26th December during the Boxing Day .
The soccer tournament will run until 30th December 2016 and is being supported by the Member of Parliament (MP) for the constituency Augustine Auga.
Games will be held at the Kafoere playing ground.
A member of the sports committee Sammy Liosulia said, last year’s soccer tournament attracted more than 100 teams from ward 6, 9 and ward 10.
He said this year’s event they are expecting a huge number of teams to take part during the Christmas competition.
Mr Liosulia added that a eleven aside competition is also organised for soccer oldies which includes men from age 40 years and above.
“The game will only feature two teams which is Hasi FC (Sea people) verses Tolo FC (Bush people). This special competition is to ensure oldies soccer players or old age people (Olo’s) are part of the competition to ensure they too enjoy and felt the Christmas festivity,” Liosulia said.
For ladies a volley ball competition will also be organised for them.
He said, great prizes plus trophies are up for grab adding prizes will be remain the same as it is from last year’s (2015) games for soccer and volleyball.
Consolation prizes will be also presented to individuals.
Mr Liosulia said, the main focus of the event is to bring young people and old people together and ensure community participation and also to engage young people in sporting activities rather than involving in unlawful activities during this festive session.
Meanwhile, he said due to high number of teams anticipated to take part during this year’s games, clubs are advised to register their teams to allow the sports committee to draw up fixtures and also prepare accommodation for teams coming as far as ward 6 and ward 9.
Registration will be officially closed on 22nd December 2016.
The competition for this year will be tough as teams are well prepared for the tournament.
This is another exciting moment for the constituency since they are hosting another Christmas Game for soccer and volleyball lovers in the constituency with an exciting inclusion of Olo’s eleven aside soccer competition.