By JACK AMI
THE Moresby North West Games in the National Capital District are progressing according to schedule, with the grand finals to be played this week.
This was confirmed by Moresby North West MP and Health and HIV/Aids Minister Michael Malabag’s project officer Angus Ali to The National yesterday.
Ali said winners of the preliminary finals of men’s touch rugby and men’s and women’s volleyball in Hohola, Tokarara, Waigani and Gerehu would advance to the finale.
“We are proud that a lot of untapped raw talents were identified and the majority are likely to play in the town competitions next year.
“The winners will all walk away with K5000 each and also the best players will be awarded cash and scholarships under the TVET programme from Malabag’s office,” Ali said.
He said the finals would be kicked off by the MP but the presentation of cash prizes for the grand finalists and the best players would be confirmed next week.
Ali said sports was all about personal development and wellbeing as opposed to alcohol and illicit drugs destroying communities.
“That is why the minister has instructed the MNW Games committee to stage the presentation of awards at a neutral venue to avoid hooligans from causing inconvenience.”
By JACK AMI