ThPNG’side taking part inthe QueenslandIntrust Super Cup competition has officially been named SPNG HuntersPNGRFL Chairman, Sandis Tsaka, made this known today, along with announcingthe team colors.
It was a gruelling three weeks of intensive training atthe Bemana Police College which kicked off early this month.
Fromthe 53 players selected, 25 were fortunate to bookthe final spots. Players who weren’t able to impressthe coaching staff will still have ther opportunities to be onthe team.
Apparently, this isthe beginning of providing players a pathway for international exposure.
ThPNGRFL in partnership with SP Brewery officially handed downthe name and colors ofthe team. The team will maintainthPNG Colors but will give prominence to Red whilethe Kumuls will have a dominant yellowtheme.
This is an opportunity for players to mover into ther sanctioned international clubs. There is optimism forPNG FL to have more players playing overseas.
South Pacific Brewery has shown its support this year by financially backing sports inthe country. The team received K1.5 million fromthe company and will continue to receivethe same amount for three years.
Recently SP gavethe 2015 Pacific Games Authority K4 million. Of this amountoK1 million was allocated for the athletes’ preparation.
Sport Minister, Justin Tkatchenko, embarks on private public partnership while commendingthPNGRFL and SP Brewery to havethe team ready to setthe standard come March, next year.
The selected Hunters venue will be at Kalaond Oval in Kokopo, East New Beitain province while Lloyd Robson Oval is under construction.
The SPNG Hunters competition will kick offtheir first encounter againstthe much-fanclied Redcliffe in March, early next year.
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