Members of the Papua New Guinea Rugby Football League administration were in the Tambul-Nebilyer Electorate over the weekend to help develop the sport in the rural setting.
Coach of the PNG LNG Kumuls, Michael Marum was impressed, with the Giluwe league’s style of playing, but still sees room for improvement.
The PNGRFL administration is committed to ensuring coaching staff and referees continue to have their skills upgraded to improve the standard of rugby league and also to develop them for top tier competitions like the Digicel Cup.
Giluwe league is an initiative of the member for Tambul/Nebilyer, Win Bakri Daki and to keep youths busy with sports and with the aim to minimize drugs and homebrew related problems in their communities.
The Giluwe rugby League competition has attracted over seventy teams and has received positive comments from the PNGRFL.
Local member, Win Bakri Daki says he will fully support the competition and urged players to stay away from marijuana, homebrew, and tribal fighting. He sees the potential in registering Giluwe Rugby League into an affiliated competition under PNGRFL.