Agisa urges regional league to focus on rural areas


SOUTH Fly Member of Parliament Sekie Agisa has urged the Southern Super League to use its inaugural season to focus on developing the game in the rural areas of the region.
Agisa, who is a former rugby league administrator in Western, donated K5,000 to the league and called for more opportunities for players in the region.
“I really want to see this game taken all the way down to the districts for places back in Western, Northern, Gulf and Milne Bay,” he said.
“It’s not an easy task to carry out a competition of this magnitude, but big thanks to the organisers for getting things together.
“The main thing that we actually have to think of is how we prepare our young people to be good citizens.
“They’re not only going to play the game and become good at it, it’s how they serve their communities afterwards.
“The competition brings them out of their villages to play, but we must also be mindful of their wellbeing in the future.
“You’re preparing for a better life and this concept is a way of helping people in the rural areas.”
Agisa shared his experiences as a former player and administrator as he pointed out the need for better opportunities for young talents in the country.
“I’ve been an administrator in the game back in Daru, so it’s important that we put things into perspective for our people who are taking up the game.”