Rugby League Exhibition Match confirmed

 The exhibition game to promote rugby league here is confirmed for October this year. The message was relayed by the NSW Police team officials through the national coordinator, Brett Mitchelson. The game was initially scheduled for July however; it has been postponed due to their State of Origin duties. The game will be played between the NSW Police and a National selected side, Solomon IBIS. The postponement of the game will allow time for the SIRL to prepare the national side and other logistics. Two officers from RAMSI, Matt and Graeme have volunteered to coach and to nurture players who are interested to join. The SIRL Executive will first of all register players and people who are interested to coach and to become referees. Then organize the first ever Honiara League to be played between the three zones, West, Central and East. The Honiara League competition is purposely to allow players and officials to prepare well before the exhibition game. Apart from the game itself, the NSW officials will conduct accredited coaching and refereeing courses. They will also visit schools and engage in other promotional activities to promote the new code. The participants of these technical courses will be to those who are registered to SIRL. The successful candidates will be invited to join a camp in Australia later in the year. Players, coaches and referees registration is now on going and people who are interested are advised to call in to Honiara High School or come to KG rugby field during the weekend. These are all free, just come and fill in the registration form so that SIRL will keep track of its players and officials. The coaching and training sessions with Matt and Graeme will begin this week on every Wednesday afternoons at 4 pm in KG rugby field. The demonstration games during the last two weekends were very successful.


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