Suburban Rugby League in Port Moresby is now under new management, headed by President Peter Wai.
With this in place, improvements are starting to take place both on and off the pitch.
This includes new uniforms for the referees, incentives for both referees and officials on the ground, as well as proper team management.
It’s has been one year since the old management of the suburban rugby league was stood down from coordinating competitions, due to several factors within the management.
With the new management in place, suburban rugby league is in full swing with their club competitions and trial matches held, within for their respective competitions, around the country.
Most hit by the new look and changes in the association, are the Suburban League Referees.
They say, since the new management came on board, things have improved immensely.
They say all referees were given two sets of uniforms each, to be used for both off-season and proper-season competitions, and cash incentives to help them with their day to day needs.
Some of these referees have been fulfilling their roles at games for almost 25 years.
Referees from the suburban League competition make their way up as referees for the Digicel cup.