The National, Friday November 8th, 2013
THE 2013-2014 Coca Cola Ipatas Cup (CCIC) off-season nationwide rugby league competition is on again.
Recently being recognised by the Papua New Guinea Rugby Football League (PNGRFL) as the biggest local competition, it is now preparing again to stage its competition with the provincial challenges.
Ipatas Cup CEO Timothy Lepa said: “Clubs around the country have already paid in their registration fees to participate in the competition from their respective provinces.
“Eight teams from the northern region are now preparing
themselves to meet in the Morobe Province in December. They are from Madang, Kainantu,
Ramu, Lae, Bulolo and Wau,” Lepa said.
CCIC Northern Coordinator Mona Tonsy Clyde said the CCIC board approved the oval in Wau, Bulolo District of the Morobe Province as the venue for the Northern challenge.
Clyde said the Northern teams who have already paid in their registration fees are Three Mile Brothers of Lae and Armsec Bulolo Miners.
Other teams who have shown interest and indicated to pay in their registration fees are, Bumbu Barbarians of Lae, Unitech Spartans, Madang, Aiyura, Kainantu, Bulolo and Wau.
There will be only eight teams participating in the Northern Challenge.
Enga Governor and CCIC patron Peter Ipatas and Bulolo MP Sam Basil will officially launch the 2013-2014 CCIC at Wau Oval.
Lepa said the date for the competition to get underway and the official launching will be confirmed later this month.
Teams from the Northern Challenge should contact Clyde on Ph.73292673 for further information.