By BURI GABI
THERE was abundant talent on show in the first weekend of audition for the PNG NRL Bid’s singing troupe over the weekend at the Sir Guise Stadium.
The search to find young talented Papua New Guineans who will form the crust of PNGNRL Bid team’s singing group kicked off last Friday.
Sports MinisterPhilemon Embel, who is also the PNG NRL Bid chairman and his deputy, National Capital District Governor Powes Parkop, officially opened the audition together with Coca-Cola Amatil’s marketing manager Louise Maher.
As earlier stated, securing the National Rugby League licence to enter the highly commercialised competition, did not focus on rugby league alone, but created opportunities for youths to identify their talents in singing, dancing and making use of what they have within themselves.
Under the guidelines of Allan Kedea alias AK47, youths around the city assembled at the Sir John Guise Stadium indoor complex to have a crack at the first audition.
The contestants will be thoroughly judged over the next two weekends by the judging panel with the top performers securing their spots for the finals.
They will be lucky to be part of the PNG NRL Bid team’s singing group.
Parkop and Embel also welcomed the participants for their part in participating in the audition, which will be one of the exciting parts of the bid to present a compelling case to the NRL board.
The PNG NRL Bid’s drive is not only about selecting a rugby league team that will be participating in the toughest rugby league competition in the world.
But it is about making use of the youths’ talents and creating an advantageous environment to do business and attract offshore investment.
Parkop said instilling discipline and refining the youths to be good citizens in PNG in future through such programmes was just a beginning of great things that the PNG NRL Bid was doing to bring about change for the future.