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OFC – October 2008

The OFC television pilot project in the Solomon Islands drew 20 course participants and ran for two weeks in Honiara. The local broadcaster One News Television was joined by two outside experts (Allan Gilvear, Channel 7, Australia and Fabien Duflos, Canal France International) and was facilitated by OFC Director of Media and Communications Gordon Glen Watson. The two instructors provided training for the course participants in camera work, preparing interviews and stories, commentating and how to connect and operate the television equipment. They then guided the team through three matches at Lawson Tama Stadium during the Wantok Cup. The Solomon Island Olympic squad won the Wantok Cup in Honiara after overcoming the Vanuatu national team and the Solomon Bonitos in a three-day tournament.
New Zealand Football has named former music industry executive Michael Glading as its new Chief Executive Officer.
Glading will replace Paula Kearns, who has been acting in the role since Graham Seatter’s departure from the Albany-based national body in April.
An own goal and a wonder strike from Fijian striker Maciu Dunadamau were enough for Vodafone Ba to beat Labasa 2-1 in the final of the Battle of the Giants competition in Suva. Suva clinched the women’s title after beating Tavua 3-1 in their final.