New leadership for PNGNRL Comp

PNG NRLC Director, Lorna McPherson announced the appointment of Leith Isaac as General Manager and Paul Joseph as Competitions Manager for a period of two years.

Isaac has over 10 years of experience in public and private sector and include international development and has a strong experience in sports space working previously with Team PNG and 2015 Pacific Games.

Expressions of interest for Digi Cup 2019

Competition manager, Stanley Hondina, said this is to ensure the competition is better prepared and gives teams ample time to prepare.

Hondina said a deadline will be set for all teams to register and the new competition to be scheduled before the end of this year.

“At this stage we are planning to close off everything confirming the new teams, the new competition formats by the end of November so as this year finishes we should know which teams will be playing next year so give them ample time to prepare.”

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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Chow appointed Chairman of PNG NRL

Chow’s appointment was first on a number of announcements made today at a press conference this morning by Chairman of the PNG Rugby Football League (PNGRFL), Sandis Tsaka.

“Adrian is no stranger to rugby league through the Snax Tigers. Through his family and their company, they have supported rugby league from the grassroots to the elite level.

“With Adrian’s wealth of experience in the commercial sector and sports, I know he’ll do a great job in supporting the growth of rugby league in the country. We welcome you on board Adrian,” said Tsaka.

Pumping life into league with clinic

League Bilong Laif (League for Life) is a sport-for-development program which  works with primary schools in the four regions of PNG using rugby league as a tool to support education outcomes.

It uses a range of rugby league-themed educational and reading materials that encourage healthy lifestyles and boost students’ physical, social, literacy and maths skills.

The two hour clinic kicks off at 10am and will involve activities targeting skill development, drills and games for the school children.