The Himatangi Beach Volunteer Fire Brigade hold their annual Fireman’s Football fundraising event this Saturday
Heard of fooze-ball? How about hose-ball?
‘‘It’s soccer with a hose,’’ explains the Himatangi Beach Volunteer Fire Brigade’s Wayne Dear. ‘‘Everyone gets very, very wet, and it’s a whole heap of fun.’’
The aim is for teams of four using fire hoses, to push a giant ball through a goal. Usually held at the beginning of the month, the fun fundraiser had to be shifted from January 2.
‘‘it’s the first time in 20 years we’ve had to postpone the event because of the weather.’’
The wacky water-logged family oriented frolic, has proved popular with holiday makers, and in past years has attracted as many as 25 teams of four.
For a gold coin donation each, Wayne says everyone will get two or three games.
‘‘There are several grades, and we start with the kids’ grade first. Every grade winner gets a prize.’’
The rescheduled event at Himatangi Park on the main road next to the camp ground, is timed to be compatible with the Himatangi Beach Big Dig.
Participants can turn up for play at 10am, and still have time to register for More FM’s hands-only sandy treasure hunt in support of the Palmerston North Surf Lifesaving Club, which gets underway at 1pm.
For more details about Fireman’s Football, contact Wayne 027 232 4518. For details on the Big Dig, check the More FM Manawatu webpage.