Touch Football PNG gets new home

The Touch Football Papua New Guinea will now work towards constructing appropriate infrastructure for its new home.

This follows the signing of a long term tenant lease at Sir John Guise Sporting Precint with the PNG Sports Foundation (PNGSF).

TFPNG President Dadi Toka Jr thanked the Minister for Sports Justin Tkatchenko and PNGSF chief executive officer Peter Tsiamalili for providing this opportunity for the first time in the history of the code.

TFPNG is negotiating with possible touch football associations in Port Moresby to hire the venue as well as plans to conduct TFPNG programs.

TFPNG is also preparing to stage the 2017 Touch Football National Championships scheduled for June 9-11 in Port Moresby.

The PNG elite squad of 30 players will expand following the championships in preparation for the 2019 World Cup at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Toka Jr said this year’s championship is very important and the panel of selectors for Team PNG will select an elite squad of 60 men and women.

The selections will also be in preparation for future international events leading up to the 2019 World Cup.

Quintina Naime