Gulf Governor, Chris Haiveta, has supported newcomers, Gulf Isous’ application to join the Intercity Cup Competition.
He made his stance clear on existing rugby league team, Gulf Isapeas. Governor Haiveta clarified that the Gulf Isapeas team is privately owned and does not come under the Gulf Provincial Government.
He says he is committed to supporting the Isapeas franchise, once they sort issues with their league and re-enter the Intercity Cup Competition next year.
The Provincial Government introduced the Gulf Provincial Sports Trust (GPST) which will take charge of all sports development in the province, including new team, Gulf Isous.
GPST has shown successful results following the recent PNG Games from second-last at the previous games to finishing ninth on the medal tally this year.
Their recent success has seen Petroleum Resources Kutubu committing K1million in 2018 to the Sports Trust operations.
Their main aim is to get young people involved in sport and build on from the junior level into semi-professional athletes.
With the support of the Gulf Provincial Government and Sports Administrators involved in the GPST, the Province is set to be a force in upcoming interprovincial games.