The Motu Koita Ruby League Association has plans in place to put up a franchise in the Intercity Cup.
This sentiment was shared by the Motu Koita Rugby League Association President, Pipi Dai Boe, today.
He was speaking at the opening of the Motu Koita Rugby League 9s tournament, at Hubert Murray Stadium, in Port Moresby.
With support from PNGRFL, and NCDC, the Motu Koita Rugby League 9s Tournament will now be a vehicle for Rugby League to develop in the Motu Koita villages.
The Motu Koita Rugby League Association was introduced in 2014. PNG Rugby Stars like PNG Hunters’ Silas Gahuna, Kato Ottio, and brothers Joshua and Bland Abavu, who are all of Motu Koita descent began their career in other competition prior to the introduction of the association.
With a big following of Rugby League in the Motu Koita villages, this competition is expected to identify and develop talent.
Interest is evident as this first-time tournament has already accumulated a total participation of 24 teams from almost all Motu Koita villages.
With the eventual roll out of this initiative, plans are in place to take the next step and push for a franchise in the Intercity Cup.
Meanwhile, the Motu Koita Rugby League Association President reiterated, just like the Sports Minister and others, that there must be no violence in any sporting code.
He said, personnel development will be encouraged in the Motu Koita League, in order to address sports violence, now that it is a concern, not only for the code of Rugby, but other sports as well.