Brisbane Wantoks Kona
This is a notice board and on-line meeting place for Papua New Guineans and friends of Papua New Guinea living in the city of Brisbane and surrounding areas in the South-Eastern region of the State of Queensland in Australia.
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Hi my name is Tom Adamson and I am the main co-ordinator for our boys down here in Brisbane.For the past 3 years we have competed against the likes of Qld/Samoa,Qld/Tonga,Qld/Cook Islands,Indigenous Qld,Qld/Tokelau,Qld/Maoris and also Qld/Fiji.I have a facebook site also if people are interested.We are endorsed by the PNGRL.We have been operating since late 2009 and growing.My plans are to have a PNG tournament next year between a PNG Bris Nth and PNG Bris South and eventually down the track involving PNG Sunshine Coast,PNG Gold Coast and PNG Nth Qld.This all depends on the number of players interested and also having people in organising their teams in those areas.We have organisers from the Bris Nth and South already.It looks like Sunshine Coast may have one and also Nth Qld.The date I am looking for is September next year after all players have fulfilled theit committments with their respective clubs.There seem to be other people out there trying to do the same thing but we are the official and endorsed Association which they must come through the right channels.We are also the endorsed ones to compete in the Pacific &Indigenous Cup(2009/2010) and now called the Oceanic Rim Tournament,This was a long term plan we had originally planned in 2010 but things do not happen overnite and participation must happen to allow us to do this,if we do not have this,it will not eventuate.
Please contact me by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or by ph.0402666712.
This is a great pathway avenue for our kids in Australia to reach their goals in Rugby League.It is also great to compete against our pacific neighbours and put PNG out there.There is no other nation and people that are more passionate about Rugby League than PAPUA NEW GUINEA so lets support this and make it happen.
It is a matter of getting the word out there as a lot of PNGs in Brisbane are unaware all this is happening if their kids want to be part of this,playing aginst other cultures like the Qld/Samoans,Qld/Cook Islands and etc.
If people are imterested you are welcome to contact me.
Is this the same FB group as QPNG wantoks or different cause they have the same kind of tournament for next year with png north vs png south too.So where and when will you pick the teams will we have qrl accredited coaches cause I know some coaches that might be interested is Adrian Lam involved from the pngrl
I think it's a mistake ever posting here, see the cr@p responses that you get.
To obtain a lager playing base via this post is never going to happen.
In Southern Brisbane other than Logan, there are two teams in the Redlands that would match the age group you looking for; I have seen a couple PNG kids running around at both these clubs and at Wynnum and Cannon Hill as well.
As you are well aware, you have to be quick, because after U16 most move on or stop playing altogether due to other commitments.
A better method might be to send a fax or email to these the junior rugby league clubs asking them to check if they have any players of PNG heritage and if they are interested to give you call if they have any. (age should not be a concern as you can mark the younger ones down as future candidates)
Or better still if they have players you should send one of team around to have a chat to them and their parents, (similar to running good PR in any business).
I think you guys are doing a good thing and dont get discouraged by these B@stards who know nothing about you or what you have been doing for past few years.