The National, Thursday 30th May 2013
By JOHN PANGKATANA
THE Papua New Guinea Rugby Football League (PNGRFL) interim board has more than full-filled all their requirements set by the national court prior to tomorrow’s annual general meeting.
The interim board, appointed by the majority of affiliates in October last year were tasked by the national court to get the house in order, make appropriate adjustments to the constitution and ensuring an election of office bearers is staged during the May 31 annual general meeting.
Despite the lack of funding to ensure these orders were met, the PNGRL Foundation played that pivotal role to support the task set for interim chairman Don Fox and his interim regional directors to be ready.
Just by the role of the regional directors to ensure all affiliates are administratively ready and there is a unified voice at the forthcoming AGM, has bounced so far off positive vibes from the vastly rural leagues who now feel they have not been forgotten.
This AGM tomorrow will see those leagues vote for the best candidate for the chairman’s seat that will address those long outstanding issues.
After a bitter power struggle that saw the game being played between the boardroom and the courts over a four year period and bringing the game down to an all-time low, now they would be able to move on.
The role played by the Minister for Sports Justin Tkatchenko has been instrumental in getting the important corporate sector and government support back on track.
This has seen some revival in the leagues and hope that the new executives that come on board would continue that good work.