The National, Monday November 11th, 2013
A SIDE from Kimbe took it upon themselves to organise a game with the Emerging Mosquitoes over the weekend.
The Emerging Mosquitoes won the friendly coming out strong over the Kimbe side, 8.8 (56) to 4.3 (27).
The Kimbe side, made up of a combination of two teams from Kimbe flew over to Port Moresby last Friday for a friendly match on Saturday at the Taurama Barracks oval.
The boys from Kimbe paid for their own trip with their MP for Talasea, Francis Marus providing accommodation.
AFL Papua New Guinea community relations officer Nancy Gah said that the match was a warm-up for the Emerging Mosquitoes and was supposed to be played against current champions of Port Moresby AFL, Dockers.
“The Emerging Mosquitoes are training hard as they had a long break since their last friendly match with the Australian Army in October.
“There will be a couple of matches before the team takes a tour of North Queensland in March 2014.
“This friendly match, plus others coming up later will be used to prepare a side to represent PNG in coming matches in March and August in Australia,” Gah said.
The Emerging Mosquitoes team that played over the weekend featured AFL PNG members currently studying and playing in Australia.