Aussie Rules set for a busy 2019

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By Godwin Eki – EMTV SPort, Port Moresby

Aussie Rules is set for a busy 2019. National Coaches, Managers and staff of AFLPNG are currently in Port Moresby, meeting with South Pacific Development Manager, Ben Drew, to run through the calendar of events for the 2019 season.

From its Paradise Food Niu Kick Development program, to youth development programs in the country and national competitions, the first gathering of AFL staff and managers was held this week to familiarise and set out the calendar of events for the 2019 season.

This gathering also included meeting with its sponsorship partners, in particular staff of Paradise Foods who were taken through some AFL drills.

The activities involved media sessions where staff where trained on how to deliver information throughout the year to communities and media organisations. Also discussed were results and challenges faced by staff last year.

Last year, seventy thousand, seven hundred and nineteen was the official number of people who participated in aussie rules, with sixty-five thousand people directly involved in the Paradise Foods Niu Kick Program. On top of that, competition participation for seniors involved around eleven thousand participants throughout the country.

AFL PNG is looking to kick start this season with its Paradise Foods Niu Kick School development Program

Godwin Eki

has been a Sports Reporter since he started work with Media Niugini Limited in 2013, under News and Production. Coming from a background in Nursing and Paramedics from Queensland, Australia, he finds it interesting covering sports from the community level right through to the regional level. Hoping to one day tap into reporting on PNG politics, economics, environmental issues and other challenges Papua New Guineans face, he’s also covered stories on a variety of topics other than sports. His philosophy is: Believe, Act and Pursue.

Godwin Eki