HONIARA: Preparation for the Solomon Island’s Beach Soccer team – commonly known as “The Bilikiki Boys” has been given a new boost this week by a sponsorship package from popular
sports-friendly local company – DJ Graphics Ltd.
Impact Sports Project Manager Nelson Boso who oversees the company’s involvement with football said DJ Graphics is proud to support the Bilikiki Boys.
“We have an indispensable obligation that the late David Chow created and that is to take care of the Bilikikis and to support wherever possible the healthy growth and all round
development of the game in the country,” said Boso.
DJ Graphics Chief Executive Officer Mrs. Inca Chow, confirmed her company’s commitment saying they want to make sure Bilikiki compete well in France later this year.
“This means that the team has to be encouraged and supported here at home. DJ Graphics Ltd has been one of the strongest supporters of the Bilikiki right from its humble
beginnings to date”, she said.
The Bilikiki team will undergo an intense internal competition starting this Saturday at DC Park in Henderson. The competition which will last for a month will form part of the
selection process to identify a trial squad.
DJ Graphics Ltd amongst other things has agreed to sponsor the trophy and prize money for the internal competition.
Bilikiki team Manager, Mr. Reuben Oimae, expressed his profound gratitude on behalf of SIFF to DJ Graphics Ltd for unselfishly coming forward and assisting in the
“We have our fundraising plans but we are also open to interested corporate sponsors or individual supporters,” Oimae said. “Therefore we are grateful indeed that DJ Graphics Ltd
has made our road to France easier now.”
In appreciating the support of DJ Graphics Ltd, Mr. Boso adds that the development of Beach Soccer has become a global issue with the deepening of football mania claiming more
and more attention from the international community.
He says that Solomon Islands should be proud and happy that the Bilikiki team has put the country in the world map.
“There could be millions of people who have watched the Solomon Islanders through television in the past two Beach Soccer World Cups. At least many people will now know our small country and
also know that we are a football country.”
“Indeed it could be said that the common wish of people all over the country is for our national team to do well in the World Cup, but at times our players can be at the mercy of our
complacency and there are still many problems and challenges regarding the successful preparation of the national team.”
“This is why we must not just talk about our support in the media but actually do more by digging deeper into our pockets. Bilikiki supporters can watch the teams compete this
Saturday at the Henderson DC Park.