HORNETS TACKLE TICKETS
Howick Hornets Rugby League Club has been awarded a $1500 grant for winning a Rugby League World Cup ticket sales promotion. Members showed they’re strongly behind the event by purchasing the highest number of tickets of any club in the country. Andrea Nelson, RLWC2017 general manager of New Zealand, says it’s thrilled to provide the grant to the Hornets. ‘‘It’s really well deserved and we’re sure the club will put the money to good use so there is a tangible benefit for players and supporters into the future. The support of the rugby league community is important to the success of the tournament, so we’re appreciative to Howick and other clubs where large numbers of players and supporters have purchased tickets.’’ Howick Hornets chairman John ‘‘Bull’’ Hancock is thankful for the grant and congratulates organisers on the initiative to get clubs involved in the tournament. ‘‘I’d also like to make a special mention of Darnelle Penu from our club. It was Darnelle who organised the payments and it’s people like her that make rugby league clubs tick around the country,’’ Hancock says. RLWC2017 is played across NZ, Australia and Papua New Guinea from October 27 to December 2.