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He said the franchises were urged to play their role in promoting game development in the provinces, in alignment with PNGRFL’s objectives, as the future of the game depended on the upcoming players and officials.

“With the Rugby League World Cup taking place in England in October, there are opportunities for players in the national competition to gain selection to the squad,” he said.

Referee’s Program

Chow said each week Digicel Cup referees are trained by a certified trainer organised by PNGNRLC to help referees to better understand their roles as match officials. More so, to maintain their level of fitness and to better understand the difference between a referee and a player while both are in the field.

“We want to make sure that the programme is focussed on improving the fitness level and the way referees should officiate the games,” said Chow.

22 Leagues call deferral hijacking of AGM

The Presidents claim the Board has hijacked the process to avoid the election of a new chairman and Director of the Southern Confederate.

The PNGRFL AGM scheduled for today was deferred to the 28th of March.

The main agenda of the AGM included was the election of the PNGRFL Chairman and Director of the Southern Confederate.

In a media conference, 22 Presidents from the Southern and Northern confederates aired their disappointment over the call to defer the AGM at the eleventh hour.

Digicel applauds Chow on appointment

This will be Chow’s second term as the PNGNRLC Chairman and he will serve for another two years.

Digicel PNG Senior Vice President and Chief Sales Officer, Lorna McPherson, on behalf of Digicel, the major sponsors of the Digicel Cup, extended congratulations to Chow on his appointment.

“His appointment as the Chairman once again, reflects the level of trust and faith that the teams and their chairmen have in him. The success of our very own Digicel Cup has continued progressively under the leadership of Adrian as the Chairman of PNGNRLC,” said McPherson.

Chow: Congratulations to all teams

He said he believed all teams had done their best and looked forward to the 2018 season.

Chow finished by thanking all the fans and sponsors for their continued support to the Digicel Cup.

In yesterday’s presentation for the 2017 season: Top goal kicker: Robin Soga (Bintangor Goroka Lahanis), Top try scorer: Joe Joshua (Lae Snax Tigers), Grand final man of the match: Charlie Simon (Lae Snax Tigers).

Eight teams for this year’s Digicel Cup competition

The eight: NCDC Vipers, Kroton Hela Wigmen, Agmark Rabaul Gurias, Reigning premiers Lae Snax Tigers, Bintangor Goroka Lahanis, Waghi Tumbe, PRK Mendi Muruks and EPG Enga Mioks.

Chairman of the newly revamped PNG National Rugby League Competition, Adrian Chow said nine applications to participate were received.

The application from the Mt Hagen Eagles was rejected.

 “The Executive Management Board considered all the applications thoroughly and did not accept the Eagles application because it is determined to manage a national competition free of violence.

Independent management the way forward for PNG NRL

Chow highlighted that the independent management of the competition will allow franchise owners to focus on the development of the game in their provinces, in their regions.

“They can focus more on preparations of their teams. We believe this will be a significant advantage and benefit for the way forward,” said the chairman.

“The franchise owners will continue to be represented by their association - PNG NRL Incorporated.”

2017 PNG NRL comp to start in April

Newly appointed Chairman of the PNG NRL, Adrian Chow announced this yesterday at a press conference in Port Moresby.

“We will be sending out the application to participate in the new competition to the franchise teams.

“These will be completed by next week Friday. Thereafter, our executive board will assess the applications and those successful will be signing a formal participation agreement

“The season launch will be on April 19,” said Chow.

PNGRFL thanks Guru for services

Guru recently resigned as Chairman of the PNG NRL, with franchise owner of the Lae Snax Tigers, Adrian Chow being appointed his successor.

“On behalf of the PNGRFL and the rugby league family in PNG, I want to thank Sudhir for his six years of dedicated service to the PNG NRL.

“He’s brought the organization to a level where it is a very successful organization. Financially, it is in a very healthy place today, and that’s mostly due to Sudhir’s stewardship, the management, the franchise owners and the board of the PNG NRL.

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