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Friday 14 July 2023 | Written by Supplied | Published in Health, National, Sports, Touch Rugby


Ultimate Weight Loss Challenge
(File photo) Action from round five Touch competition held on February 28, 2022. Photo: Ronnie Si’ulepa/22032121

Cook Islands Touch Association has introduced The Ultimate Weight Loss Challenge 2.0.

This will run for 12 weeks and you go in to win a pool of $10,000.  This is an individual challenge and it is based on weight loss. 

1st prize is $5K, 2nd prize is $3K and 3rd prize is $2K.

Association president Julz Westrupp said the first challenge was a huge success with over 100 applicants, it was done in pairs.

Challenge coordinator Tashi Tutai is expecting a lot more interest as some people find it better doing a challenge on their own. 

Fee is $200 and this can be paid in a time frame of 2 weeks. 

Challenge did start on July 10 but you can still join.  You can call Tutai on mobile 50290 or email her on

Funds will assist with travel costs to the Pacific Games in Solomon Islands at the end of the year for athletes that are training/trialling. 

Westrupp said: “Our athletes have been training since March of this year and are all working hard for a spot in our team to represent our country.”

“We have one of the biggest teams going (total of 37) and it is expensive to get to the Solomon’s but we are determined to get our team there to compete and make us Cook Islanders proud.”

Also if you want a raffle ticket and would like to win $10K, you can call her on mobile 55055.  Tickets are $20 each and this will be drawn on Friday, July 21.  This is their Go for Gold monster raffle.  It will not be deferred.  Release