The Widness Vikings… what can I say? They are a club I’d be proud to associate with anytime!
Today, I see on Facebook that they have launched they ‘Pasin’ campaign to recruit membership from Papua New Guineans. There’s a membership fee of 18 pounds but who cares!
Those who have credit cards should spend 18 pounds and increase the Widness Vikings membership from Papua New Guinea because they are a great club that has PNG boys in it.
Rugby league is about people. No people, no rugby league. So in my books they have their hearts in the right place. Win or lose, I don’t care.
On 13 January, after Kato Ottio’s passing, I wrote a short feature. It wasn’t much, really. It was just an expression of gratitude to the Vikings about “Pasin” they showed to the family of Kato Ottio and the people of Papua New Guinea.
It means showing love and affection, honouring one’s commitment, kindness, generosity, steadfast loyalty, brotherhood, sisterhood, respect for self, your elders and for your family in life and in death.
It means accepting a stranger as your own brother. It means standing up for the downtrodden and supporting those who have suffered a loss. It means caring for widows and mothers who have lost their sons.
They have put a whole new spin on it by including it as part of their campaign to recruit PNG membership – a first for a foreign rugby league club!
Like I said, it’s just 18 pounds or K81. I mean, if someone is willing to put a Kumul on their website and promote PNG in a very positive light.
It is a good way to spend K81 and support our boys!