This Saturday we will see the celebration of the Eddie Poching Memorial Cup. Our Richmond Premiers will be challenging the visiting and defending Marist Saints who both share the great privilege of knowing and sharing the memory of this great man!
He was a long life standing member at the Marist Rugby League Club and was a pioneer for Pasifika players creating Samoa Rugby League and also helping to establish the Marist Richmond Brothers (Bartercard Cup era) within the Marist Saints club. Known for providing a voice for our Pasifika Players and creating an avenue where players and families alike can share his love for the game of Rugby League he gave everything to the game.
It is evident seeing his daughter Tarsh Ieremia and her family providing coaching and rugby league support across the Marist club and Akarana representative teams over many years. Eddie depicted the very foundations the Marist club is based on: Loyalty, Family and Faith. We thank the Poching aiga for their service but mainly the man who knew the power and glory of pushing all our Pasifika families and community with his commitment and love for the game. They continue his legacy which we are proud to be a part in this Saturday's game.
Who: Richmond Bulldogs vs Marist Saints
Where: Grey Lynn Park.
When: 2.30pm kick off. 12.45pm Premier 1st.
Why: Eddie Poching Memorial Cup.
When: this Saturday 2nd July 2022