Kokofas get kitted out for Ipatas Cup

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The National, Monday 13th Febuary 2012

Efforts put in by a well managed Gordons Sports Association (GSA) board led by chairman George Kakas to have a rugby league team in the premier Port Moresby rugby league competition has been denied after several attempts.
Despite that, GSA is still continuing to run sports including netball, soccer, touch footy and now have a rugby league team in the Ipatas Cup challenge which kicks off on Friday for the Southern region.
The effort of curbing crime at the busy Gordons suburb, known for its daylight robbery and petty crimes, has become easier in the time since the organisation took the centre stage in the community.
The hard work and eagerness to have a rugby league team came true after the club’s late inclusion into the Ipatas Cup replacing the Kinjons.
Tamake Holdings promptly stepped in with a K7,000 sponsorship package last Friday to support the Kokofas.
The sponsorship included a new set of uniforms, a medical kit and other accessories for the Ipatas Cup campaign.
“This sort of initiative to come and support the community is welcome news for the youths in the suburb and I take this time to thank Tamake Holdings CEO Francis Tange for stepping in to assist the youth of Gordon,” Kakas said
He said GSA’s immediate aim was to have a team in the PRL competition and they were still pushing for it.
“Our aim is to keep the youths off the street and for Tamake Holdings to step in is a boost for the boys,” Kakas said.