Itís not OK at Ulalei
03 February 2012It's not OK champion Vic Tamati hands out fans to spectators at the annual Ulalei Pacific Sevens Tournament in Wellington.
The message that Family Violence is not OK but It is OK to Ask for Help was loud and clear throughout the two day tournament.
Fans carrying the message were popular on the second and hottest day. Spectators were in no doubt about the seriousness of family violence in New Zealand, with facts and statistics broadcast throughout the event.
Sixteen teams from round New Zealand participated in the tournament.
"This was a simple but effective way to get our message across," Vic Tamati said.
Lua Maynard, team manager for the defending champions team Vaiala Blackies from Manukau, ran workshops with his team alongside the tournament. The workshops focused on good behaviour on and off the field and the importance of being good role models. The Blackies also carried the It's not OK logo on their uniforms.