Dockers, crowned champions of NGI

first_imgThe Dockers defeated the Hoskins Tamara 60 points to 15 in what was termed as a ‘fight among the wantoks’ challenge.Dockers was mainly made up of West New Britain boys living in the city.The boys returned today from Rabaul.Coach Sebastian Isu told Loop PNG that the boys put a good challenge with the Hoskins Tamara but was too strong for their opponent,  posting  a good margin of victory.He said even though many of the boys are new to the tournament, they put up a good challenge.“The boys were a bit tired during the start of the tournament but came back with a strong challenge,  defeating all the other six participating teams.”He said the tournament was also an exposure to the young boys making Aussie rules footy as their dream sport.The tournament started last Thursday and ended yesterday (Sunday).According to the team’s patron, Dominic Kaumu, he said winning the tournament was only part of the club’s objective of giving the players an end of the season trip but importantly promoting their game of AFL in the New Guinea Islands region.The club also donated a set of uniforms to their opponents,  Hoskins Tamara.Kaumu thanked the Bank of PNG Governor Loi Bakani for leading the team and the supporters for giving the boys good support during the tournament.He also extended his acknowledgment to Alphonse and Hilda Gale for their support and Sebastian Isu for his never ending support to the team.last_img read more

Two local firefighters receive prestigious medals

first_imgPhoto: Mayor Bruce Lantz (middle) applauds Fire Chief Fred Burrows (left) and Captain Tom Worton (right) after they received their Service Bar on Monday – Christine Rumleskie/Energeticcity.caFort St. John Fire Chief Fred Burrows and Captain Tom Worton received a high honour on Monday. On behalf of the Governor General of Canada, Mayor Bruce Lantz awarded the two local firefighters their Service Bar.- Advertisement -The Service Bar accompanies their previously-awarded Fire Services Exemplorary Service Medal. Ten years ago, the pair received those medals after completing 20 years of service, ten of which saw them performing risky duties. On Monday, the pair got a standing ovation from city council. Fire Chief Burrows started with the city as Deputy Fire Chief in 2003. Captain Tom Worton joined the City’s fire crew in 1979.last_img read more