First-ever beach cricket

For the first time, beach cricket sponsored by SP Brewery was set up for the SP Hunters players on Sunday, the 8th of December.

The first time event brought fans to Ela Beach to see players from SP Hunters, PNG Barramundis and the Lewas challenge in a game of cricket. 

Acting Marketing Manager for SP Brewery, Lawrence Acanufa, said the main objective was to get engaged with the community as well as allow fans and supporters to see players.

“We sponsor for the SP Hunters since the beginning and we also sponsored Cricket PNG for a very long time, so it’s also showcasing the support we put into sports in PNG, so that’s really the objective as well as the community engagement.”

Acanufa acknowledged the presence and support of former Brisbane Broncos and St George Illawara Dragons player, Wendell Sailor, who was also there in support.

Being the end of the sports calendar, Acanufa suggested that all sports teams in the future should have a lot of sponsors and teams should have such events to come together and enjoy the day.

(Article by Jasmine Iru – third year UPNG Journalism student)

Jasmine Iru