Sports activities information in short for December 22


Fiji men's football coach Flemming Serritslev.

Fiji males’s soccer coach Flemming Serritslev.
Picture: Provided/Fiji FA

Vanuatu beats Solomons in staff’ soccer event

Vanuatu have gained the I-comply Cup, beating Solomon Islands, 3-2, in Australia.

I-comply is an Australian horticulture firm using many Pacific seasonal staff.

In response to the ABC, the recognition of soccer amongst Vanuatu and Solomon Island staff led the chief department to arrange a contest.

The match occurred in entrance of 2000 spectators carrying Vanuatu and Solomons nationwide flags and plenty of wearing conventional island gown.

The proceeds from ticket gross sales will probably be donated to a neighborhood church.

Will Fiji coach nonetheless be within the job?

Fiji soccer head coach Fleming Serritslev’s future stays unsure.

FBC Sports activities stories the coach’s contract will expire on the finish of subsequent month, and there was no affirmation from the Fiji Soccer Affiliation that it is going to be renewed.

It quotes Fiji Soccer Affiliation chief govt, Mohammed Yusuf, as saying they’ve a busy 2023 calendar.

He stated a choice will probably be made when the affiliation president Rajesh Patel returns.

“When the president comes again then we’ll resolve, might be extending his contract to September or November or we might be promoting for a brand new coach, it will depend on our negotiations with Fleming.”

Serritslev took up the Bula Boys head coach job on January 31, 2020.

Late call-up takes out triathlon title

Samoan athlete Jett Lee Curteis is the brand new Oceania triathlon champion.

He claimed the title after successful on the Oceania Pacific Islands Triathlon Championships in Fiji on Sunday.

Curteis was a last-minute alternative for a crew member who pulled out inside days of leaving for Fiji.

Curteis attends Westlake Boys’ Excessive Faculty in Auckland the place he’s a prime runner for the college.

Fiji’s Nikotimasi Croker and Christian Rokoua completed second and third to spherical up the boys’s podium.

Within the ladies’s race, Guam’s Manaima Iijima was too good for the remainder of the sector displaying her intensive expertise at racing at a excessive stage.

Tahiti’s Maidi Susset completed second and Fiji’s Katie Pattie, third.

Puletau new common manger of Oceania Rugby

Oceania Rugby has appointed Frank Puletua as its new common supervisor.

Puletua spent greater than 10 years on the NRL, most not too long ago as GM of Worldwide Technique and NRL awards.

He has additionally labored with the Worldwide League Federation and Asia Pacific Rugby League Confederation.

He will probably be becoming a member of the organisation on February 1, taking on from Wayne Schuster.

String of information for Marianas swimmers

Northern Marianas swimmers set 9 nationwide information on the World short-course championships in Melbourne.

Regardless of no official swimming pool to coach in for a number of years, Isaiah Aleksenko broke 4 Marianas information over three totally different strokes.

Jinnosuke Suzuki eclipsed his personal document within the 200 metres freestyle.

Maria Batallones, in the meantime, smashed the 50 metre and 100 metre breastroke information.

Within the relay, the quartet swam a brand new commonplace within the 50m x 4 blended free relay.

Coach Hiroyuki Kimura stated he’s very pleased with his swimmers, particularly with the bounds in coaching amenities.

“In fact, everybody will probably be completely happy if there’s an official competitors pool on Saipan. However an important factor is just not the place we swim or which facility we use. I maintain coaching our swimmers with that mindset,” he stated.

Australia dominate desk tennis champs

The Worldwide Desk Tennis Federation Oceania event has simply wrapped up.

Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, New Caledonia and hosts Papua New Guinea had registered eight women and men in every crew.

Within the Pacific Cup ultimate, Fiji’s Vicky Wu defeated PNG’s Geoffrey Loi 4-1 within the males’s singles.

New Caledonia’s Julie Wanegui beat Fiji’s Grace Rosi Yee 4-2 within the ladies’s singles.

Within the Oceania Cup finals fixtures, it was an all-Australian affair in each the boys’s and ladies’s singles.


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