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Sport stars line-up for Hill

Friday, 8th February, 2019

Boxing champion Solomon Haumono during a demonstration bout in the city last year. PICTURE: Michael Murphy Boxing champion Solomon Haumono during a demonstration bout in the city last year. PICTURE: Michael Murphy

By Tyler Hannigan

Boxing and soccer are on the agenda for the 2019 Impact Sports Weekend to be held in Broken Hill next month.

Impact’s Mark Horan will return to the city along with former NRL player and NSW boxing champion Solomon Haumono and former Socceroo Gerry Gomez along with ex-NRL players Mick Ostini and Charlie Tonga, and former rugby union player Iva Motusaga.

Saturday, March 2, will see a soccer clinic run by Gomez at the Broken Hill Soccer Grounds on Blende St from 10am. Gomez played over 300 national soccer league games for Sydney City, Marconi, Apia and the Parramatta Eagles in a professional career that spanned almost 20 years.

He’s gone on to coach a number of school, academy and women’s teams and holds a number of coaching accreditations with the AFC and FFA.

Also on the Saturday, Haumono will host a clinic at the PCYC from 4:30pm to 6:30pm. 

Following a 159-game rugby league career from 1994 to 2006, Haumono resumed boxing in 2007 and eventually retired with a 24-2-2 record. He won the Australian Heavyweight Title in 2012 and the interim WBA Oceania Heavyweight Title in 2016.

Haumono was in Broken Hill last October when he faced local police officer Dean Shiner in a sparring bout, a visit that Horan also helped facilitate to promote the ‘Fit for Life’ program.

On the Sunday, Impact’s special guests will share their stories at the Impact Centre from 10am. For information please contact Irving Blundell on 0421325825.

 

WHAT: Soccer clinic w/Gerry Gomez

WHEN: Saturday, March 2 at 10am

WHERE: Broken Hill Soccer Grounds

 

WHAT: Clinic w/Solomon Haumono

WHEN: Saturday, March 2 from 4:30pm to 6:30pm

WHERE: PCYC

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