By BURI GABI
SEVENTY-two schools have indicated their interest in participating in the Port Moresby junior rugby league tournament over the term one school holidays starting next Monday.
The tournament will be played at the Lloyd Robson oval, including the outer grounds.
Interestingly, rugby league in schools will reach greater heights with overwhelming backing from the National Government through the re-introduction of body-contact sports in PNG.
School children will contest in the U12, U14 and U16 to flaunt their rugby league skills as they take a swipe at each other on the field in the spirit of true sportsmanship.
Organisers have advised the clubs to pay in their K100 registration fees to the coordinators Greg Kauri and John Ambane to furnish payments, including K2 match fees, before the tournament gets underway.
Children attending primary schools in the National Capital District will make use of the school holidays, with a feast of rugby league.
Rugby league is an indisputably a sport that brings down the house and people from all walks of life in PNG and is very passionate about the sport itself.
Meanwhile, Aroma Coast and other rural villages in Central province are also planning to kick off their schoolboys competition.
Schools in the rural villages in Central province do not have an organised competition, but this is a new trend that the league administrators in the province, are intending to do expose raw talents.