Tuesday, 21 November 2006

Joeys return

FIVE old boys from St Joseph’s college association in Australia visited East New Britain to conduct a one-day rugby union clinic to 10 and 12-year-old school students.
The boys included Kori Chan, Tom Freeman, Daniel Lewinski, Jono Bowman and Ben Fitzpatrick.
The boys also took part in the MRDC rugby union sevens where they finished second, losing to Mendi Menjals in the cup final.
The boys’ trip was sponsored by the Macquarie Bank, Tropicana, Lings Freezers, South Sea Horizons and MRDC.
They arrived in the province last week Monday and started the clinic at the OLSH international school and Rabaul Sacred Heart International.
More than 125 students from various schools in the province took part in the clinic.
Team leader Tom Freeman said they normally do camps through out Australia.
He said last year they went to Tonga but this year through contacts with Kori Chan who was brought up in Rabaul and a former student at the St Joseph College decided to come to Rabaul.
Freeman who works for the Macquarie Bank said the connections with Chan set a level of trust.
The law and order problem faced in the country was not a hindrance for them to come to the province.
They returned to Port Moresby last week Thursday and flew back to Australia on the same day.

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