Sevens team needs help for Hong Kong campaign

Thursday December 27, 2018 Written by Published in Rugby Union

The Cook Islands Sevens team is calling on supporters to back the team in their Hong Kong Sevens campaign.


The national side qualified for the tournament, to be held in April next year, after finishing behind Tonga in the Oceania Sevens last month.

Team manager Andrew Iroa said the team had organised a golf ambrose on January 4 in a bid to raise the much needed funds.

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“We will have some great prizes, music and food during the day. We invite people to join us for this worthy cause,” Iroa said.

The team is looking for local businesses to support their Hong Kong and other international campaigns.

Iroa said they were getting a special training kit that would feature the logos of the local businesses who supported them.

“We humbly request the local businesses to come forward to help the team. This training gear will be used at the Hong Kong Sevens, Pacific Games in Samoa and the Oceania Sevens next year.

“This is a great opportunity for local businesses to promote themselves and also help the national team in their Hong Kong Sevens campaign.”

Iroa earlier said the team management had laid strict guidelines for members of the national squad during the festive break

He said they have asked players to be mindful of their eating and drinking this festive season.

“We want commitment from the players now and not after this break. We want the players to be mindful of what they are eating and what they are drinking,” Iroa said.

“Proper diet is an important part of the preparation and we want to ensure the players are in right shape and frame in the lead up to the Hong Kong Sevens.”

The national team holds three training sessions in a week. The Monday session is held at the stadium, a group session on Wednesdays at the gym and a beach session on Saturday morning.

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