More than 20 teams are taking part in the tournament in the Under 21 and senior divisions.
These include visiting teams from as far as Hula, Mekeo, Porebada, Boera and Lealea from Central and teams from National Capital District such as Moukele, Kauka and Hillside Gerehu, Hanuabada and Vabukori.
The tournament began today with the U21 competition while the senior competition will begin next week.
Tournament director Dabu Anton welcomed the teams into Tatana and encouraged all teams to carefully observe all rules and regulations of the tournament and enjoy the games.
Anton urged all players and officials of teams to respect the referees and match officials during the games.
“Let us all enjoy the game we love in the true spirit of sportsmanship and allow us to make friends with players from other villages or communities,” he said.
There’s a cash prize of about K25,000 to be shared among the winners.
The tournament was officially launched by Moresby Northwest member and Health Minister Michael Malabag.
Official sponsors Nick and Bonnie Allan donated K10,000 to run this year’s competition.