IT’S time to remove the cobwebs from those trusty old boots and do justice to them at the 6th Fisspotts Charity Rugby 10s tournament at the Sir John Guise Stadium tomorrow.
Life after rugby has never been the same for some former players still reliving the good old days of the past…most times over a beer with mates or just in the minds.
This outing is a chance for some of those pot bellied oldies to sweat it out…all for a good cause.
As usual the management of Port Moresby Fisspotts are set to donate all proceeds raised to an identified charity organization – particularly one that doesn’t get the limelight to promote their activities.
Previous recipient of the funds raised was Links of Hope and St John Ambulance services.
Port Moresby Fisspotts president Jack Kariko confirmed yesterday that they would announce the recipient of the funds raised tomorrow with how much will be donated to them.
Kariko said: “At the end of the day it’s all about creating an avenue for former rugby union players and their families to come together to enjoy a day of rugby, while doing it for a good cause for a marginalized group of people in our community .
“The funds raised will primarily come from the registration of the 18 teams, plus food and drinks sold on the day.
“This year the number of teams has risen from the usual 12 to 16, so that’s a bonus for the recipient of the charity organization.”
Kariko said they started the concept in 2012 and registered their group in 2015.
“The day usually draws quite a cross-section of rugby fanatics from the diplomatic community, the Australian Defense Force and we may even get a cameo appearance from the New Zealand High Commissioner as well.”
The executives of the Port Moresby Fisspotts are Kariko (president), Hubert Kikira (vice-president), Earnie Gangloff (treasurer), Andrew Bemau (secretary), Meli Muga (executive committee), Malcolm Kulu (executive committee) and Tyson Boboro ( executive committee).
The teams confirmed are POM Fiss Potts, Tabubil Wild Cats Old Boys, The Jerrys (Pool A),
Uni-POBs, Napanapa Green Hornets, Digicel (Pool B),
Old Doggies, Kina Bank Ltd, PNGSF (Pool C),
Mamboo Rugby, KPMG, Telikom (Pool D),
Kimbe Lus Fruits, Abus Na Kumu, ABT (Pool E),
DF Gunslingers, Pumpers Old Boys, Lasallians Old Boys (Pool F)
The matches will start at 9am and end with the finals for the Trophy, Shield, Bowl, Plate and Cup, plus the presentation in the afternoon.