K10,000 support for Tabubil Rugby Football League

first_imgGazebo Club President, Akolo Kotange, told the TRFL executives that Gazebo Club was proud to sponsor the local league as it promoted junior development and also kept youths off illegal activities.“Last year Gazebo club was behind Tabubil league this year we are committed to support rugby league in Tabubil,” said Kotange.“Rugby league is also one sport that brings social life back to our township and we are seeing families coming back to Tabubil and watch rugby league on the weekend.“We are happy league is creating an avenue for youths, families and employees to look forward to every weekend and Gazebo Club is happy to be associated with that,” said Kotange.“Gazebo Club is also looking forward to supporting other sporting codes in Tabubil like soccer, darts and snooker because majority of our club members are from nearby mine villages of Bultem, Finalbin, Wangbin, Migalsim and nearby town areas,” said the club president.TRFL vice president Israel Lingham thanked Gazebo Club for their continued support towards the league saying the club’s support is a massive boost to the league’s confidence in running the association and competition every season.He said the money will be used to purchase trophies and medallions for the finals as well as funding a return match which will feature Tabubil Diggers and Kiunga Catfish on September 15 in Tabubil.“The competition started last year after the dry weather with four clubs and this year, we have six clubs reflecting the interest and the standard of the game.“Gazebo Club sponsoring the league is encouraging the youths to come out and participate it’s a positive step the club has taken and the league’s executives are happy to be associated with that,” Lingham said.Lingham made mention of current Port Moresby Vipers Shane Haro and Gulf Isou’s Ricko Jimmy who came out of TRFL to  make their way up to play in the semi-professional competition, Digicel Cup.Lingham said because of sponsors like Gazebo Club, youths were able to realise their dreams and he encouraged youths to follow Haro and Jimmy’s example.The 2018 TRFL has six teams participating in the competition: Eagles, Brothers, Royals, Tarangau, Country and Tigers.The finals will be held in September.Meanwhile, results from Sunday’s rugby league match between Tabubil Diggers and Kiunga Catfish saw the home side run out winners over Diggers 22-8 in Kiunga.In the junior division Kiunga Catfish also proved too strong, defeating Tabubil Diggers 16-8.The second match will be played on the eve of Independence at Tabubil rugby league oval.(Gazebo Club President Akolo Kotange, right, presenting the K10,000 sponsorship cheque to TRFL Vice President Israel Lingham, witnessed by executives from the six clubs – Story and photo courtesy of Gazebo Club, Tabubil)last_img read more

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