A seven a side soccer knockout and volleyball game kick-started today (7 November 2022) at Burn Creek community as part of police engagement with communities.
The Commissioner’s Cup is a first of its kind initiated in collaboration with the Burns Creek community as a way forward to keeping peace in our communities.
A total of 32 teams in soccer and volleyball have registered to participate in the tournament. The games are anticipated to finish on 11 November 2022.
The Commissioner of the Royal Solomon Island Police Force (RSIPF) Mr. Mostyn Mangau officially opened the Commissioner’s Cup.
Mangau said this initiative is a significant achievement in terms of the police partnership program with Burns Creek community.
“I must thank the community leaders for engaging with the police on this kind of activity,” he said.
Mangau said: “This kind of activity will make a change for the future generation of our community. It is not all about us who are here but all about our kids. We are paving a way forward for our kids. Let Burns Creek community be a leading community in Honiara and even the whole country as well.”
He added: “This event is paving a way forward for developments in communities if we work together. There are agents in the government who can assist with our development aspirations. The RSIPF is one of the departments of the government to serve the community and work side by side with our citizens.”
He said this event will be an annual event and will go out to other communities and the whole country as well.
Mangau said Burns Creek Community has had a lot of challenges with the police in the past years and now a role model to other communities in the country and that is the way forward in terms of working together in partnership with the RSIPF to build a safe and peaceful community for our future generations.
The tournament ends at the end of this week.