Trainers undergo level 1 accreditation

Over three days from Thursday 29th February to Sunday 3rd March 2024, The PNGRFL in partnership with the PacificAus Sports Program

PM’s XIII is back

The last time the PM’s XIII matches were held in PNG was back in 2018 for both the men and women. The Papua New Guinea Rugby Football League (PNGRFL) on Tuesday 12th September, 2023 announced the PM’s XIII annual rugby league fixture to be held at the National Football Stadium in Port Moresby this month. 
PNGRFL chief executive officer, Stanley Hondina in making the announcement said the PNGRFL was delighted to see the game back in PNG after five years; and fans will be treated to a massive weekend of rugby league from the 23rd and 24th of September. 

PNGRFL get cars under 5-year deal

The sponsorship is supported by three of WRC PNGs leading brands – Boroko Motors, Globe and National No1.

When announcing the partnership with WR Carpenters, PNG Rugby Football League CEO, Stanley Hondina, highlighted the long-standing partnership both parties have had. This is a benefit of this long standing relationship.

Hondina said, “WR Carpenter is not new to Rugby League in PNG. They have supported us (in) the past and we acknowledge their contribution to rugby league and nation building as a whole.

League affiliation and player registration deadline set

Following the notice of expressions of interests advertised for interested leagues to affiliate to PNGRFL, the deadline has now been set for all to adhere to. 
PNGRFL’s Community Rugby League department had been conducting information sessions in all confederates over the past two months and these sessions have also provided vital feedback from affiliates and associates. 
The purpose of the information sessions was to educate and provide clarity on the requirements of leagues who have expressed interest in affiliating with the PNGRFL.  

PNGRLF calls on leagues to affiliate

At a press conference held yesterday at the Santos National Football Stadium, representatives of the PNGRFL addressed the process and requirements of affiliation. 
Game Development and Participation Coordinator, Nigel Hukula said that the PNGRFL had advertised the expression of interest last Friday to garner interest from new leagues to affiliate due to a hiatus of two years caused by COVID-19 and the National General Elections. 
“The whole purpose of this expression of interest is to start getting the momentum of rugby league back into the community.” 

PNGRFL announce guidelines and rugby league calendar

The new measures are in line with the PNGRFL Strategic Plan 2019-2029 approved by the 6th PNGRFL Annual General Meeting in Lae in February 2019 and Governance Reforms approved by the 7 th PNGRFL Annual General Meeting in Port Moresby in June 2020.

The new model has been named the “New Ireland” model that contains requirements for affiliation for Member Associations and the establishment of new respective provincial rugby league boards.
Expressions of Interest (EoI) from interested leagues wishing to affiliate with the PNGRFL will open Friday 3rd of February 2023.

PNGRFL to hold AGM next March

The meeting was underway at the Ribito Hotel on Saturday 17th December, 2022.

The meeting was hosted by Board Chairman and Acting Provincial Administrator Sandis Tsaka.

During the meeting the board decided it would host the 9th PNGRFL Annual General Meeting in Wabag on March 25, 2023. PNGNRL CEO Stanley Hondina made the announcement.

On behalf of the Enga Provincial Government, Protocol Officer, Philip Kandes, thanked the PNGRFL for convening the fourth quarter Board Directors meeting in Wabag.

K1mil Support Annually For Kumuls

The formal announcement of the Kumul Petroleum Holdings Limited's (KPHL) agreement with the PNG Rugby Football League for platinum level sponsorship of the national team, the PNGLNG Kumuls took place today at the National Football Stadium, Port Moresby
Kumul Petroleum Holdings Limited Managing Director, Wapu Sonk said, “We are more than happy to support the development of the national rugby league side in its future endeavours to progress the code in the region and internationally.” 


Vipers and Wigmen vaccinate

Franchise Chairman Dr Newton Albert said although a small percentage of the playing group were reluctant to get vaccinated earlier, he’s thanked everyone for their understanding and cooperation to get it out of their system so they can refocus of the upcoming season.

Highlands Confederate Meet Set

PNGRFL Chairman Sandis Tsaka said consultations will be around the establishment of Provincial Boards, Confederation Boards and the new Governance & Management Framework for the PNGRFL under the ‘New Ireland Model’ reforms.