PNG Rugby Football League Chairman Sandis Tsaka says there is not enough certified rugby league referees in Papua New Guinea.
He says referees are an important part of the games and needs to be well informed of the league’s amended rules and guidelines.
Tsaka says referees play an important role in the game and would want them to be well- versed and equipped with the latest information of the game.
According to Mr. Tsaka, there are no certified referees in the country.
Tsaka wants to see the referees blowing whistle in both national and international games.
The team Kumul program was restructured after the world cup meets last year.
The new team Kumul program now focuses on domestic competition on developing a pathway for juniors through to the Kumul.
The pathway begins with children at the age of 6 to 12.
Then it moves onto the School boys program from the ages of 13 to 18 and under 19 to A Grade are executed by the League’s affiliated under the PNGRFL.
The next phase is the Digicel Cup, SP PNG Hunters and Team Kumul.
Mr. Tsaka says with the new Competitions and Development Managers on board, they will be now working with 13 appointed development officers to get the six development programs rolling.
As a licensed franchise owner of the SP PNG Hunters in Queensland Cup competition, PNGRFL would like to set the standard and this is the beginning.