Today’s signing formalises the MOU that was signed in December 2018.
PNGRFL CEO, Reatau Rau, said it is an added bonus to have WR Group of Companies on board with their many brands, as their partnership would further boost PNGRFL’s ambitious programs.
“These vehicles that we are about to receive will go towards the improvement of the game as we work towards new heights for the game in the next 5 to 10 years,” said Rau.
“These vehicles will mostly be for operations and also the confederate technical development work. I emphasize that because under our new 10-year strategic plan, there will be a recruitment of four new rugby league development expert officers. This is different to what we currently have with just administrators of development officers.
“These are technical development officers, their job is to go out, in the country, in the four regions, and talk about the new high performance work that coach Michael Marum and his team are going to be doing.
“And make sure that the game, from the Kumuls down to the kids, in different areas are promoted and taught from a coaching perspective, referee perspective – all aspects of the game development.”
Rau added that this three-year deal includes a gold sponsorship of the SP PNG Hunters as well as support towards the Coca-Cola National Schools Rugby League Competition and PNG Orchids.
(From left: PNG Hunters chairman, Graham Osborne, PNGRFL CEO, Reatau Rau, WR Group of Companies country manager, John Mangos and Boroko Motors general manager, David Lowe)