by Bethanie Harriman – EM TV Sport, Lae
Lae City Bombers franchise is set to make a comeback with a new sponsor for the Papua New Guinea National Rugby League.
PNG Metal Fabricators General Manger and Interim Bombers Chairman, Rodney Thomas, said the franchise is on the path.
The chairman said the club wants to focus on developing young talented players.
“I’d like to see the government put more money into Sport and community development, Lae has only one rugby league field,” said Thomas.
The once Lae glamour club is being revived to develop the code and give opportunities to Lae youths.
“Lae has faced social problems that involve young people that have a lot of time on their hands.”
Lae Bombers aims to reduce the problem starting on Saturday, a country and City team are playing on Saturday to determine possible Bombers players.
It’s the beginning of the PNG Metal Fabricators inaugural cup that aims identify players for the Papua New Guinea National Rugby League.
Lae used to be a strong hold for rugby league, but needs more sporting fields, Omili and the old Y2K Field.
Coca Cola Ipatas Cup Chief Executive Office, Timothy Lepa is supporting Saturdays blockbuster City and Country clash.
“We decided to put a team which is the original Lae Bombers,” said Lepa.