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Port Moresby
November 14, 2019

Sports For Change

The Port Moresby North East Sports Foundation is using sports as a tool to change the mindsets and attitude of youths living in and around disciplinary forces’ barracks.

Known as the Disciplinary Cup, the competition has been running for the last 8th weeks at the McGregor Police Barracks.

“Its (Competition) been designed for the Police, CS and military barracks, but others living close to the barracks have also been allowed to put in teams,” said Allan John, Vice President of the foundation.

The men play rugby league, and the women play volleyball.

“12 clubs have put teams in the competition,” he added.

The foundation believes that sports can help the young people with a change in mindset and keeps them busy and out of trouble over the weekend.

Vice President John said the governor is aware of the program and the foundation plans to link the sports program to the National Capital District Commission’s Active City program.

“We are putting together a joint proposal in for (financial) support from the Moresby North East MP, John Kaupa,” John continued.

The foundation also plans to extend the program to barracks outside of the electorate like Taurama in the Moresby South and Goldie barracks in the Central province.

The Competition goes for a short recess next week to allow for its select side to participate in the upcoming Ipatas Cup.

By Bradley Valenaki – EMTV Sports, Port Moresby

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