The Papua New Guinea Rugby Football League (PNGRFL) Chairman, Sandis Tsaka, has announced the extension of Michael Marum’s coaching role with the SP PNG Hunters.
This will see his contract end on October 31, 2018.
Marum says he is happy his future has been cleared, and he will now focus his energy into guiding the Hunters a step further this year in the Queensland Intrust Super Cup competition.
“Our main aim with the Hunters is to go one step further every year,” Marum said.
The SP Hunters entered the Queensland Intrust Super Cup competition in 2014 with Marum as coach. In that first year, the Hunters missed out on a top five placing by one point.
Last year, the Hunters finished second after the season proper, but were beaten by eventual premiers Ipswich Jets in the preliminary final.
The Hunters are on the verge of making it to the finals with a few matches left in the regular season.
“I think our main goal for this year was to make it to the finals and we are close to that with four games left,” Marum said.
This weekend they face ladder leaders Burleigh Bears at the National Football Stadium.