The National, Thursday 10th November 2011
BACKYARD Rebels rugby league team taking part in the Bomana off-season rugby league competition received a timely boost with sets of new uniforms from Minister for Community Development and North East MP Andrew Mald recently.
Mald decided to assist the unemployed youths from Kukipi Block at 9-Mile settlement after their request for sponsorship to business houses and individuals fell on their deaf ears.
The newly formed team from Kerema block are following in the footsteps of their fellow wantoks, K-Faris, who are one of the leading teams in the Bomana competition.
The Rebels so far havewon all four of their games.
The jersey presentation was witnessed by North East electoral officials Thomas Kairu, Peter Lakoko, Billy Harisu and Tom Oaveta who is a leader of the Kerema block.
Two sets of jersey worth K3,000 were presented to the representatives of the Rebels club recently.
Kairu, who is a 9-Mile resident, thanked the minister for buying uniforms for the club.
“The uniforms will really boost the Rebel’s preparations as they will also travel to Malalaua in the Gulf province to take part in the Governors Cup next month which will be co-hosted by Gulf Governor Havilla Kavo and NCD Governor Powes Parkop,” he said.
The Governors Cup in Malalaua will see teams taking part in rugby league, netball, volleyball, touch and soccer.