By Fidelis Sukina – EMTV Sports, Port Moresby
Port Moresby has three Papua New Guiana Rugby Football League affiliated competitions: the Port Moresby Rugby Football League, Moresby South Rugby League and the Port Moresby Suburban League.
The Port Moresby Suburban League was established eight years ago to give opportunity to the growing interest of rugby league in the city. The league facilitates the need for players in the suburbs to take part in an organised competition.
Boasting 16 teams, the league is played in three divisions and caters mostly for the Moresby North-West and North-East electorate teams and players, with the games played at the Kone Tigers oval at North Waigani.
The league, as a pathway for the growth of the game, has had some success accorded to them with player Jerry Teme from their competition making it into the SP PNG Hunters team this year. Several other players have made it into the Papua New Guinea Rugby League competition, in various inter-city teams.
But like all leagues in the country, they need support to keep the teams in the competition and are calling on sponsors who can come on board and help in whatever way they can.
The competition has had much success with the involvement of the National Capital District Commission as a major partner.