Northwest sports challenge ends on high note

The Port Moresby Northwest community sports enhancement program ended well today at the Holiday Inn hotel with presentations of trophies and consolation cash prizes to players and teams.

The successful program has effectively engaged over 4,000 participants in the 10 suburbs of the Northwest area playing in the two sporting codes, Touch Rugby and volleyball with 208 participating clubs.

Overall from the wards 7,8,10 and 11, about 2040 men participated in Touch Rugby footy from both Men’s A division and B divisions while in the volleyball competitions from both male and female for the 10 suburbs there were 2160 people took part in the game.

The 10 suburbs who participated in the program as part of the competition includes Hohola, Hohola North, Boroko, Gordons, Gordons North, Erima, Saraga, Waigani, Morata and Gerehu.

A total close to K100, 000 in cash plus the trophies were part of the reward to individual players and teams which was sponsored by the Minister for Health and HIV/AIDS, and the Member for Moresby Northwest, Michael Malabag with the support of NCD.

Meanwhile, the champions for each division in each suburb walked away with K5, 000 hard cash and trophies while the runner-ups claimed trophies with K2, 000 in cash.

Lamech Jinimbo