The young “angra” from Chimbu who debuted for the beloved Kumuls has scored him a contract with the Melbourne Storm, but he must first pass a medical test before he puts ink onto the contract.The announcement was made today in Port Moresby (see separate story http://www.looppng.com/content/justin-olam-accepts-offer-melbourne-storm).Olam debuted for the SP PNG Hunters playing on the wing in the Queensland Intrust Cup this season.He plies his trade in the country’s semi-professional rugby league competition, the Digicel Cup with the Lae-based Snax Tigers. This is certainly a memorable year for Olam after graduating with a Bachelor Degree in Science, majoring in Applied Physics from University of Technology some months back.Papua New Guinea is the only country on earth, where rugby league is the national sport, and now the pride is running high with social media – Facebook is being bombarded with congratulatory comments. PNG Kumuls captain and Gold Coast Titans winger David Mead posted, “great to see PNG Kumuls winger Justin Olam will be at Melbourne Storm in 2017.“PNG Hunters (is) doing a great job for their (PNG) players. Nice work roomie!”Country Sports Minister Justin Tkatchenko posted: “Congratulations Justin for getting a contract with the NRL Melbourne Storms next year, Fantastic Achievement. Rugby League is now moving in the right direction, a career path is now set for future rugby stars.”Picture source: David Mead Facebook page.
BCC is thrilled to be able to facilitate such cool opportunities for kids! For more information on BCC after school courses and community events, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. The game was an exciting one as the Knicks barely held on to defeat the Celtics 117-109. Celtics mascot Lucky, along with the flip dunking team, warmed up with a bunch of amazing practice flips and jumps right in front of the kids while they waited below the garden before going on court.*Advertisement* Boston Community Collaborative (BCC) coordinated an amazing on-court opportunity for thirty lucky kids at the November 21st Celtics game against the New York Knicks.The kids participated in the halftime high five tunnel. The tunnel is made up of two lines of kids who the players high five as they run out of the locker room after halftime. Because of a lucky scheduling situation, about half of the kids also got to experience the Anthem Buddies experience before the game. This is when the kids line up in front of the Celtics for the singing of the National Anthem.