City fulfils registration requirements of national league

The National,Tuesday June 21st, 2016

THE Port Moresby Rugby League fulfilled its requirements as a member of the Papua New Guinea Rugby Football League when it presented its complete player registration documents at the National Football Stadium last Friday.
PRL chairman Dr James Naipao and his deputy Manu Lofena handed over the documentation to PNGRFL chairman Sandis Tsaka and Southern Confederation director Gwaibo Mairi to indicate that the premier league in the country had fulfilled all the requirements of the governing body.
Naipao and Lofena, on behalf of PRL board and delegates, presented a cheque of K42,950 for players registration payment for the Under-19, women’s and A grade division, a total membership of 859, and including 83 players paid by PNG Hunters and Digicel Cup franchises.
He said that K18,840 went towards insurance cover for players and officials. The PNGRFL has yet to confirm with relevant brokers.
Naipao said over the last two seasons, registration cover and insurance had not being accounted for and that would change with more stringent controls.
PNGRFL chairman Tsaka accepted the documents and commended PRL for meeting all the requirements as stipulated by the national governing body.
“This shows that PRL has taken the step forward and are an example to other local leagues in the country,” Tsaka said.
The PNGRFL has set June 31 as the deadline for registration.