Over 200 futsal players, from U-12 level through to U-20, took part in the first Solomon Islands Football Federation International Junior Futsal Cup in Honiara earlier this month.

Involving local teams as well as guest sides from Just Futsal Australia, the festival had a focus on fun and development, and was an opportunity for players to take the court against new opponents.

Solo Dove were too strong in the U-20 final, downing Nicholas College 4-1, while the other three grades saw thrilling finals which were decided by a single goal.

Lunga School won the U-16 category 2-1 over Solo Eagles, while Solo Eagles won the U-14 and U-12 categories, beating Solo Dove and Solo Herons respectively.

SIFF International Junior Futsal Cup 2022 award winners

Under 12 

Golden glove – David Kabini (Solo Eagles) 

Golden boot – George Lea’i (Solo Eagles – 23 goals) 

Under 14 

Golden glove – Eddie Mae (Solo Seagull)

Golden boot – Allen Makana (Solo Dove – 14 goals) 

Under 16 

Golden glove – Kerin Bright (Lunga School)

Golden boot – Adrian Mae (Naha School – 12 goals) 

Under 20 

Golden glove – Leonard Auwakea (Solo Dove)

Golden boot – Owen Bunabo (St Nicholas – 15 goals)