By Taromane Martin
FOUNDER of Honiara based Islanders rugby club Mr Derek Pongi says this year they are aiming to be the best in both the 15s and 7s codes.
Mr Pongi says 2018 is an exciting year for their club who are expecting to take part in both regional and domestic rugby competitions.
He said their club is also expected to send some of their players over to Fiji to play for their sister club, Akina Brothers in the Congo 7s competition which will be hosted in Suva from January 26th to the 27th.
“Our club will send some players to Fiji over the coming weeks to play for our Fiji based team so I appeal to players to keep fit and healthy,” he said on the clubs’ Facebook page.
“2018 will be an interesting and exciting year for our club because we will participate and compete at domestic and international competitions and tournaments with the aim to win and become champion’s in15s and 7s code of the game.
“Players will travel to Fiji and our Fijian players will fly over to Solomon Islands so that we can help each other to strengthen our team to continue to be a powerful rugby team.
“Our club expect high standards of discipline from officials and players both on and off the field so be prepared to learn from each other as we prepare to take on the Challenges of 2018,” he adds.
Training for 2018 session according to the club patron will begin on Monday 22nd January at Panatina rugby oval.
“Current players and interested new players are all invited to be part of our training sessions,”Pongi said.