The National, Tuesday, May 10, 2011
THE Royals rugby league club patron and acting Police Commissioner Tony Wagambie is urging the players to be good ambassadors of the police force in the community.
He was speaking during when unveiling K25,000 worth of new uniforms courtesy of major sponsor and Sydney-based Katana Iron Group, and minor sponsors, City Force Security, Wamp & Co Security, Allan Mana and Eco Care Engineering at PRL Club house last Thursday.
Wagambie thanked the Royals club executives, Timothy Gena and Markhill Darney Nepe for taking the lead in securing the sponsors.
The club had been struggling to survive, but with Gena and his team voted, it has secured sponsorship from various companies.
Wagambie urged the players to prove that they were worthy contenders in the competition to continue their relationship with the sponsors.
“They (the sponsors) want to be associated with winners and if the club can win more games, we can lure more sponsors to jump on the bandwagon in the coming years,” he said.
But, Wagambie stressed that it was important for the players to show they were playing for a government institution when they were on the field.
“As ambassador of the police force, they must wokim samtin stret (do the right thing) by playing by the rules, and importantly, being a good sportsman on and off the field,” he said.
He is also appealing to the players to take the lead in enforcing community policing in their area – to become law abiding citizens in their communities and wards and the National Capital District.