Sumo ‘fun’ raiser
If you have ever wanted to see sumo wrestlers fight then the Junior Upper Clutha Rugby Club fundraiser event could be your ticket. A Sumo ‘‘Fun’’ Raiser event will be held on February 22 to raise funds for clubs under 12 and 13 Mosman Tour to Australia in April. Fundraising committee mem- ber Kylie Arnesen said local and national personalities have been invited to take part in the event but remained tight-lipped on who they might be. ‘‘We’ve got a few surprises up our sleeve. It’s going to be hilarious’’ she said. The team of 30 need to raise $100,000 for the trip and while they were in Australia they would play four games. It was a tradition for the Sydney-based Mosman rugby team to come to New Zealand for the tour and this was the second time the juniors from the Wanaka-based club would head over the ditch. Anna van Riel will entertain at the evening.
Sumo sundown: Junior Upper Clutha Rugby team members Sam Teal, 11, of Hawea Flat, Jesse Robertson, 11, Reilly Arnesen, 12, and Ethan Kerr, 12, all of Albert Town, are selling tickets to the club’s fundraiser for their tour to Australia in April.