The second week of the new look Port Moresby Soccer Association pre-season and plans are afoot for a more inclusive program, with youth development also a key aspect of change.
Over the weekend, the second round of matches was played, with interest, building momentum, after two years without games.
Part of the plans that have been mooted include an Under 15 and Under 19 competition. And in light of the U20 Women’s world cup held last year, competition manager, Robert Sabadi, has stated that development of the women’s game was also part of PMSAs plans for growth.
The new competition will be looking at clubs also having various divisions within their folds, including a premier division side, a reserve team, as well as women and youth sides.
Sabadi has said that the PMSA has long since suffered without proper competition conditions, and with the new facilities available, there is the anticipation for better quality in their association in terms of competition.
Since August of 2014, football in the nations capital has suffered, having forced the long running organisation to move elsewhere, after the closure of their grounds in preparation for the Pacific Games the year after.