Connect with us

GSPN

NZ RUBGY PLAYERS HIT GUAM

[sixcol_five_last]

By Robert Balajadia

IMG_7310

New Zealand pro rugby players (Left-right) Mark Raddish, Tim Nanai-Williams, Paul Stennmetz, Liaki Moli. (GSPN photo)

Veteran’s Day on Guam also meant the coming of four professional New Zealand Rugby Unions Players in association with Pacific Prevention of Domestic Violence Programme.

Liaki Moli, Tim Nanai-Williams, Mark Reddsih and Paul Stenmetz along with New Zealand Police officials Samasoni Malaulau and Kim Bloomfield and Australian Federal Police’s Rodney Walker all gathered at the Governor’s House Monday morning for a warm welcome from First Lady Christine Calvo and some of Guam’s best male and female rugby players.

The men will be hosting clinics for the men and women’s national team, middle school, high school and adults during their week-long stay.

Reddish gave insight on what the team will be looking to teach in the clinics saying, “We want to find out what the guys want to learn. We want to help them out with skill and also get more technical and help them learn some of the bigger stuff.”

IMG_7341

First Lady Christine Calvo presents the visitors with flower lei. (GSPN photo)

Though the overall message is anti-violence, rugby is a physical sport and can get violent. The message that Reddish and the guys are trying to spread in regards to anti-violence is simple.

“Rugby is a game with rules and you have to play inside those rules and if you break those rules there are consequences. It’s the same with life, you want to play inside the rules. We believe domestic violence is wrong and we want to show that you can be violent on the field, but what happens on the field stays on the field. Once you step off the field, you become a normal person,” stated Reddish.

The ceremony began with a meet-and-greet with a small group and a few words from Malaulau and Guam’s own Police Department in compliance with the prevention of domestic violence theme.

“We’ve been working with the New Zealand police on a collaborative effort to stop domestic violence in our communities,” said Guam Police Col. Maurice Sayama. “Having these professional athletes come to Guam gives our community another voice to hear, not just from our police. At the same time, we are promoting an ever-growing sport on our island with some world-class athletes.”

The morning concluded with a lunch that had before the team would host their first clinic of the week.

998981_10201474852087803_1313017724_n

PHOTO GALLERY BROUGHT TO YOU BY:

http://www.akguam.com/ou/tamuning-scion/

IMG_7408

(GSPN photo)

IMG_7290

(GSPN photo)

IMG_7275

(GSPN photo)

IMG_7345

(GSPN photo)

IMG_7383

New Zealand Police’s Samasoni Malaulau gives a few words to the crowd in the opening ceremony. (GSPN photo)

[fbshare url=”http://www.gspnlive.com/gspn/nz-rubgy-players-hit-guam/” type=”button”] [fblike url=”http://www.gspnlive.com/gspn/nz-rubgy-players-hit-guam/” style=”standard” showfaces=”false” width=”450″ verb=”like” font=”arial”]

[/sixcol_five_last][useful_banner_manager_banner_rotation banners=53, 38 interval=8 width=120 height=600 orderby=rand]

Ad

Foody’s Fun Facts

Foody’s Fun Facts with Makayla Atoigue

ND Royals Rugby Player Makayla Atoigue lays down her Foody’s Fun Facts and shares her dream vacation spot

 

GPS Sports Calendar

April

May 2022

June
SU
MO
TU
WE
TH
FR
SA
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
Events for April

1st

Events for May

2nd

Events for May

3rd

Events for May

4th

Events for May

5th

Events for May

6th

Events for May

7th

8
9
10
11
12
13
14
Events for May

8th

Events for May

9th

Events for May

10th

Events for May

10th

No Events
Events for May

12th

Events for May

12th

No Events
Events for May

14th

15
16
17
18
19
20
21
Events for May

15th

Events for May

16th

Events for May

17th

Events for May

18th

Events for May

19th

Events for May

20th

Events for May

21st

22
23
24
25
26
27
28
Events for May

22nd

Events for May

23rd

Events for May

24th

Events for May

24th

No Events
Events for May

26th

Events for May

27th

Events for May

27th

No Events
29
30
31
1
2
3
4
Events for May

29th

Events for May

29th

No Events
Events for May

30th

No Events

Foody’s Fun Facts

Foody’s Fun Facts with Makayla Atoigue

ND Royals Rugby Player Makayla Atoigue lays down her Foody’s Fun Facts and shares her dream vacation spot

 

Foody’s Fun Facts

Foody’s Fun Facts with Makayla Atoigue

ND Royals Rugby Player Makayla Atoigue lays down her Foody’s Fun Facts and shares her dream vacation spot

 

COMING SOON …

  • YOUTH FOOTBALL LEAGUE KICKOFF June 4
  • Todd Gurley Football Camp on Andersen
  • GSPN Boys Volleyball All-Star Game
  • Pacific Mini-Games in Saipan

QUICK HITS

Pro rugby player Zach Pangelinan was featured in this Rugby Network photo after his Houston SaberCats qualified for the MLR playoffs for the first time ever.
The former Team USA player and 2013 GSPN Athlete of the Year wrote ‘MOM’ on his wristband for his mother Tina Pangelinan who passed away in 2014.
———————————————–
Sisters CiMara-Lei (10th) and CiHara-Lei (9th) Wessling both made the Academic All-District Team playing for Veterans Memorial High softball team in Converse, TX.
They are the daughters of former star quarterback and pitcher Chris ‘Cool Breeze’ Wessling and wife Missy.
CiMara-Lei was also named the league’s Newcomer of the Year after the family moved from Dallas to San Antonio.

More in GSPN