Rockingham Sharks help out Brothers RLC in Papua New Guinea

Ben Church (pictured) of the Rockingham Sharks recently visited Papua New Guinea to deliver two sets of jumpers, training balls, cones and bags, to the Brothers Rugby League Club in Port Moresby, after the club answered a call for help as items like the ones mentioned above were badly needed in this community. The Brothers Rugby League Club presented Ben with a jumper to be presented to the Rockingham Sharks at the High Commission in Port Moresby.

Ben wrote the following to his club;

Today I went to visit Solomon, senior player and the coach of the Under 19 team of the Brothers Rugby League Club, at the Australian High Commission. He had two of his players at the meeting where I presented the Jerseys. In an act of gratitude Solomon and the Brothers Rugby League Club presented one of their First Grade Jerseys to me.  The meeting with the Brothers representatives at the Australian High Commission was a media event and I’m told it will be published in the local newspapers of Port Morseby. I’m told that a lot of the players of this particular club are from ‘the settlements’ which indicate that they are mostly unemployed persons living with a lack of electricity and plumbing.


WA Rugby League would like to thank the Rockingham Sharks for sharing this story with us. Such a kind hearted thing to do for a community in need makes a wonderful news story. Keep up the good work Rockingham!