After a two-year break due to COVID-19, the 2022-2023 Hohola off-season is back with 32 teams participating in the Women, B, and A grade divisions.
The competition now supported by NCDC, is renowned for engaging and providing pathways for unemployed youths in rugby league for decades.
When it comes to petty crimes and other lawless activities, Hohola suburb and its surroundings would fit the bill, a common narrative for a lot of notorious suburbs and settlements around NCD, but amidst adversity, there’s a silver lining.
The Hohola Rugby League has produced and transformed many youths to become good citizens and ambassadors of rugby league and the community they live in.
Hohola Off-season Rugby League Competition President, Kambi Igiman said due to an increase in petty crimes in the Hohola and Tokarara suburbs over the past years, they have decided to revive the competition with the aim of engaging youths in rugby league.
Igiman said since the competition resumed there are fewer crimes and drunkards on the streets.
Being a product of the Hohola off-season competition himself, he continues to encourage youths to take up rugby league or any sport; and if they commit and discipline themselves, they can progress in their sporting career.
The competition has seven more rounds before the top 8 from each pool head into the top 16 elimination rounds.
The top four will then proceed into the Cup quarter-finals, while the bottom 4 will compete for the Bowl finals.