Kapi-Mana News : January 24th 2012
44 KAPI-MANA NEWS, JANUARY 24, 2012 SPORT Black Out The Heart Be there for something special Wellington Phoenix v Melbourne Heart Sunday Jan 29th, 4.30pm Westpac Stadium Tickets available at Ticketek outlets or call 0800 Ticketek or www.ticketek.co.nz Nothing but net: Ben Sigmund drives home a header to score past Sydney keeper Liam Reddy. Photo: DEAN PEMBERTON Black-out needed against the Heart The Hyundai A-League is now well over halfway through and the charge to the finals is on. The Wellington Phoenix need your support at the next home game against the high flying Melbourne Heart, who are just one place above them on the table in third place. A win could take the Phoenix to their highest ever position in the A-League. To cheer on the Phoenix and show your support wear your best black Phoenix gear. Phoenix fans are renowned as some of the loudest, most creative and passionate in the A-League. Get creative with black and you could be in to win in some fantastic Sony prizes including tablets, e-readers and signed mini-Phoenix balls. There's also a unique, once-only- ever event at the game. If you are a hardcore fan, or just want to be there for something that will never happen again, then you will want to be a part of this. Exactly what it' is will only be revealed on game day so you will not want to miss this one. Buy tickets from ticketek.co.nz. Filipo's league flair gets recognition By KRIS DANDO Hard runner: Losi Filipo prefers to do his talking on the field and the 2011 was a season where his tries and big hits got him noticed. There will be plenty of firsts for Losi Filipo this April. The 14-year-old from Waitangirua is one to watch in rugby league circles and at Easter will get his shot to impress at a training camp for aspiring league players hosted by the Melbourne Storm. He will attend with family friend George Williamson and admits to more than a few nerves. It will be the first time he's left the country and it will be hard to keep his emotions in check as he gets a tour of the modern facilities at the Storm's disposal. Among other hot prospects, Filipo knows he may not be the dominant force he is on the parks around Porirua, the Hutt Valley and Wellington, but he is well aware of the oppor- tunity being presented. He will head over with two other under-15 players from this region, including fellow Vikings player Junior Kirisome. I'm happy to be picked and I hope to learn new skills, go into the changing rooms and get a feeling for what it's [the atmos- phere at an NRL club] really like. It's going to be hard to keep my nerves under control.'' Filipo, a prop, was plucked from a training camp held by the Storm last month in Wainuiomata. More than 100 players were invited from across the lower North Island. Scouts were so impressed, Filipo was even asked to play a few minutes of the under-17 game later on, for which he moved to the second row. He was 13 years old at the time but held his own, putting in big hits, run- ning strongly with the ball and generally getting under the skin of his opponents. It seems the talented sports- man is in demand, playing in Wellington rep sides for flag and league, and being invited to a Hurricanes age group camp last year. But league will always be his first passion, he says. The South Sydney Rabbitohs fan has kept his fitness up over summer by running and playing flag, and will increase his gym work as Easter draws closer. But the St Pats Silverstream year 10 student is also aware how important his studies are, with the new school year fast approaching. If he makes a positive impact at the Storm, he will likely get the call-up to attend another camp later this year. Students to be offered backup Whitireia New Zealand and the Porirua Vikings Rugby League Club are working together to create positive out- comes for young people in Porirua. Representatives of the Vikings and Whitireia chief executive Don Campbell recently signed a Memor- andum of Understanding (MOU) to provide mentoring and support to young people associated with the Vikings club. Investing in our youth means investing in our famil- ies, community and our city,'' said Pania Houkamau- Ngaheu, Porirua Vikings Rugby League Club chairwoman. The club approached Whitireia about providing edu- cation support, completion and success for its youth. As part of the MOU, the club will mentor its young people who choose to study at Whitireia and encour- age success. 10 Double Passes to be WON kapimananews.co.nz - the best in local news and information however you want it. 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