Brian Kaltack (2nd from left), Micah Lea’alafa (2nd from right) and David Firisua Jr (far right) with Dave and Lynn from the Butterfly Trust on a cold and windy October day at Kiwitea St.
Auckland City Football Club has again provided valuable support to the Butterfly Trust. On 14 October 2018, we set up a stall at Auckland City’s home ground at Kiwitea St in Mt Albert, Auckland. Auckland City’s supporters gave donations generously during the afternoon and at halftime, Ivan Vuksich, Auckland City’s chairman, presented us with a range of football gear to distribute to outer island football teams in Vanuatu. At the end of the game against Team Wellington (which Auckland won 4-3) Ivan then presented the Trust with a substantial cheque from the day’s gate sales. Thank you once again Auckland City!
At the end of the game we also had the pleasure of meeting Brian Kaltack, captain of the Vanuatu Football Team, who plays for Auckland City. It was great to chat in Bislama with him and Solomon Islanders Micah Lea’alafa (player) and David Firisua Jr (special projects manager).