Palais begin selection trials

Selection trials for the PNG Palais women's team to the Sydney 7s went ahead today at the Bava Park, Port Moresby.

A late inclusion trying out for a spot in the Palais team was young touch footballer Gemma Schnaubelt.

Schnaubelt first featured at the 2017 National Touch Championships.

She played for the Brisbane based team and was recently invited by the PNG 7s team to try out.

She is the daughter of Namatanai MP Walter Schnaubelt.

She arrived from Brisbane this afternoon before taking the field.

A little jetlagged, Schnaubelt joined the rest of the players in the selection trials under head coach John Larry.

Larry emphasised the need for good attack and strong defence from the players when on-field.

The final PNG Palais 7s team will be announced next week.

Sophie Yaruso