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PNG coaches need to be properly accredited

Australian NRL in country manager Mark Mom said in the game of rugby league these days, in order to improve the actual game you need coaches that are properly accredited.

Australian NRL in PNG is funded under the Australian Government and one of its outcomes is to build a capacity for the PNG Rugby Football League (PNGRFL).

Mom said the Australian NRL must make sure that they have the proper tools to increase coach education.

“We must ensure that PNGRFL has accredited coaches because the focus now in the NRL is how you coach, not what you coach.

Rugby leagues coaches urged to be good mentors


Former Kumul and Australian NRL development officer David Westley said a coach must be a mentor and a father figure that everyone in their team will look up to. 

Westley currently facilitates the coaching accreditation course program in the country run by the PNGRFL in collaboration with the Australian NRL.

He is also the PNG Kumuls strength and conditioning coach.

He told coaches during the first coaching clinic recently that apart from coaching, there’re the outside factors and roles that coaches have to play as well.