42 leagues confirmed for AGM

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FORTY-TWO Leagues are eligible to attend the sixth PNG Rugby Football League (PNGRFL) annual meeting (AGM) on Tuesday in Lae.
PNGRFL chief executive Reatau Rau said the leagues comprised 18 from the Southern Confederation, five from the New Guinea Islands, 12 from the Highlands and seven from the Northern Confederation.
The confederations have met all affiliation criteria for 2018 and complied with the PNGRFL constitutional requirements.
“The 42 leagues have fulfilled and met all constitutional requirements and their presidents are qualified and eligible to attend the AGM set for Tuesday (Feb 26) at 8am at the Lae International Hotel,” Rau, pictured, said.
He said apart from the normal order of business where the annual reports including the audited finance report would be presented, a general meeting would follow to discuss other league matters.
Rau said the AGM would discuss and report on all matters and events held last year.
“We’ll deal with reports and matters from 2018,” he said.
Rau added the PNGRFL would pay the presidents/delegates return travel and accommodation costs.
“For those confederations and affiliates travelling by air, the presidents are asked to meet at a certain location from where the PNGRFL will pay the fares,” Rau said.
“NGI presidents will meet at Kimbe, Southern presidents will assemble in Port Moresby while the Wewak and Maprik presidents will fly out of Wewak.”
Rau said the confederations would be responsible for getting their presidents to these locations.
“PNGRFL will pay the return air fares from Kimbe, Port Moresby and Wewak,” he said.
“Highlands and the other Northern Confederates presidents will travel by road into Lae,” Rau said.
He said meals and other incidental costs would be the responsibility of respective confederations.
“The PNGRFL will pay for accommodation only,” Rau said.
He said all league presidents or their nominated delegate are scheduled to travel into Lae by Monday night (Feb 25) and leave on Wednesday morning (Feb 27).
The PNGRFL has presided over successful calendar year in 2018 where the league made in-roads into developing junior level rugby league in the Confederation championships as well as continuing to oversee the schools rugby league programme introduced in 2017.
Leagues: Southern – Port Moresby (PRL), Moresby South, POM Suburban, Motu Koita, Rigo, Kiunga, Popondetta, Tei Kariko (Gulf), Kerema, Central Province Premier League (CPPL), Alotau, Koiari, Tabubil, Hiri West, Hiri East, Tauruba, Ihu, UPNG; NGI – Kavieng, Rabaul, Gazelle, Kokopo City, Kimbe; Highlands – Goroka, Hagen, Kundiawa, Mendi, Wabag, Nondugl, Pangia, Porgera, Banz, Minj, Kimil, Kudjip; Northern – Wewak, Maprik, Madang, Walium, Ramu, Kainantu, Lae.

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