Steelers dominate in Gordon touch footy

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AFTER four weeks of competition, the Gordon Touch footy saw another successful round over the Christmas weekend with the newlook Nambawan Bookmakers Flat Steelers showing all seriousness with a 16-8 win over the Storms.
Even though, Storms managed two tries with Willie Darlie and William Taire, the Steelers were the stronger side with Charlie Iru, who scored two tries while Elijah David and Malcolm Hari added one apiece at the Gordon Police Barracks rugby park.
The competition has a long history in the area and was revived after it was abandoned four years ago.
The president of the competition William Yogomin said he was glad that the competition was providing some positive results for youths in the area.
“The competition was revived to bring stability and order to the youths in the area which  had a lot of positive outcomes with their changed attitudes and received a lot of support from the police barracks as well,” Yogomin said.
There are four teams from the barracks taking part in the competition while eight others come from around Gordon and Erima areas .
From the competition, the teams also organise community clean-up campaigns around their streets to give back to their communities and to also help raise funds for their clubs.
Some well known Papua New Guinea rugby league players in Aquila Emil and Michael Maru grew up playing touch footy.