The Sea Eagles made a perfect start to their 2017 rugby league and are due to travel to Aitutaki to play the Sharks in round one competition.
Ngatangiia/Matavera Sea Eagles Rugby League Club is calling on supporters and sponsors to step forward and help them in this fundraiser.
Club secretary Mii Kauvai said the fundraiser was also to assist them with the running of the club this season.
“This is a positive year for our club. For the first time, we are putting fully fledged teams in junior grades as well as senior reserves, except for an Under-19 team,” she said.
“We are basically a family club and the success of the club is really about being able to field our junior teams for the future of the club.
“Winning is a bonus for us. It’s all about development.”
Kauvai said financial constraints were among some of the challenges the club faced this season.
“It cost a lot to take the whole team (to Aitutaki) that’s why we decided to come up with the raffle to help us with this trip and the running cost of the club this year.”
A ticket book which has five tickets is being sold for $100 each (per book). There is a total of 10 prizes with the first prize of $10,000 cash.
The drawing will be done on Friday, March 31, at the Ngatangiia Club House at 5pm.
“We would like to make a call to every household in Ngatangiia and Matavera to come forward and support us because these lads are carrying the names of the two villages in the local rugby league competition,” Kauvai said.
“We also invite our sponsors and supporters to help us in this cause.”
For more information regarding the raffle tickets, contact Charlie Hosking on 74148, Tanara Buchanan 74353 or Mii Kauvai 76949. - RK
Raro mothers in Fittest Mum comp
Tumuora Crossfit is sending a seven-member team to compete in the Fittest Mum 2017 competition in Parakai, New Zealand, tomorrow (CI time).
The event which attracts participants from Australia and the rest of the Pacific will have Ine Sosene, Rangi Apera, Julie Wilson, Lorna Wigmore-Tauu and Janine Fiebig competing in the scaled division, Julz Westrupp in the masters division and Jamie Gotty in the RX division.
The competitors will spend the day battling it out in four to five workouts.
They are high-intensity workouts including gymnastics, weightlifting, running, rowing and more.
Gotty, who is a Fit Mum ambassador having competed last year, said the local side had been training for eight weeks to prepare themselves.
“We were lucky to be included in the Tropical Tango Throwdown over the weekend to help prepare us physically and mentally for the task ahead this weekend,” Gotty added.
“We are going to test our fitness, push our bodies when our minds say stop!
“We are going to represent our Box Tumuora Crossfit and all mothers that think they can’t, but you actually can!
“Most of all, we are going for our families to be the role models that they deserve, make everyone proud and have fun while we are doing it.”
The group thanked Bergman and Sons and the Dive Centre (Big Fish) for their support.