Touch Football Papua New Guinea

Touch Football train-on squads announced

This comes after the successful completion of the 2017 Touch Football National Championships held in Port Moresby this month.

The 80 players (50 men’s and 30 women’s) consists of talent of from Popondetta, Manus, Wewak, Lae, Rabaul, Brisbane, Kimbe, the Highlands region and Port Moresby.

President of TFPNG, Dadi Toka Jr said the selection was not easy for the panel as they had over 600 players participate at the National Championships.

“The selection panel was led by Peter Del Monte, former Australia Touch board member and coach of Qld and NSW touch football teams.

Touch footy national titles set for June

Touch Football Papua New Guinea (TFPNG) will be looking to expand the elite squad of 30 players following the championships in preparation for the 2019 World Cup at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

TFPNG president Dadi Toka Jr said this year’s championship is very important.

He said the panel of selectors for Team PNG will select an elite squad of 60 men and women.

The selections will also be in preparation for future international events leading up to the 2019 World Cup.

Touch footy to begin preparations for World Cup

PNG currently has a total of 30 players on the elite squad for both women and men.

TFPNG will be looking to expand the team following the 2017 National Touch Championships in Port Moresby, proposed for the Queen’s Birthday long weekend in June.

TFPNG president Dadi Toka Jr told Loop PNG that this selections will also be in preparation for future international events leading up to the 2019 World Cup.

Toka confirmed that they will select a total of 60 players after the national championships.