Governor sponsors WNB touch team with 20 000

The West New Britain touch rugby team was recently given a boost of 20,000 kina from Governor Sasindran Muthuvel for next month’s national touch championships.

Touch rugby in West New Britain is popular with a good number of players making the national team for both men and women.

In presenting the money, Muthuvel said he is in close talks with the vice president of Corporate Touch Port Moresby, Dadi Toka Jr and Pilai Sports Director Martin Joffey who have agreed to work together to further develop the code in the province.

Muthuvel also donated balls to the 4 running touch rugby associations in the province - Admiralty, Batas, Gigo and Black Ants.

The national touch championships are scheduled for the 17th to 19th September this year in Kokopo.

Troy Taule