Honiara based-Islanders Rugby club has successfully hosted their Samlimsan Islanders 7s competition over the weekend, as the club’s aims to raise funds for overseas outings this year.
Team manager, Derek Pongi expressed his appreciation to sponsors and participating clubs who made the one-day competition on Saturday 17th a success.
“Thanks to our sponsors and Solomon Islands Rugby Union Federation (SIRUF) and participating teams and supporters for making it possible for our club to raise $4900 towards our Soltuna 7s and Marist 7s tour of Fiji.
“We are just starting off with our fundraising effort, targeting 50K. These includes uniform and team sponsors, Platinum sponsor $20K, Gold sponsor $15K, Silver sponsor $10K and Bronze sponsor $5K.
Meanwhile Hilltop (Avaiki) were crowned winners over the weekend walking away with a cash price of $5,000 followed by Auki Tigers with $3,000 and hosts Islanders Brothers with $2,000.
“Our next fundraising effort is selling cooked food trays and baskets, and we are confident that we will meet these expenses before the tour.
The competitions ahead this year are as follows; Soltuna 7s (Fiji) 17th March, Marist 7s (Fiji) 23rd and 24th March, Easter 7s (Solomon Is) 31st March, International Cup (Solomon Is) 7th July.