By GABRIEL LAHOC
NEW finance company Kowrie Credit and Payment Services (KCPS) are the latest minor sponsors of the Coca-Cola Ipatas Cup competition.
KCPS specialises in credit schemes with the informal sector, officially made their K10,000 commitment on Saturday night during Toyota Enga Mioks official launching for the 2010 bemobile Cup season at The Place.
The competition has a budget of K300,000 and has raised a third of the money needed to run the biggest off-season rugby league competition in the country.
In their statement, the new sponsors, said that the growth of the competition was a testimony that rural Papua New Guineans “have the potential and strong desire to participate in meaningful activities”. “Just as the Coca-Cola Ipatas Cup competition is bridging the rugby league gap between rural and main provincial centres, KCPS have developed financial and payment services that can be accessed by anybody,” Enga Governor Peter Ipatas said.
“The inclusion of the latest sponsors, make the competition even better and we hope to partner them for years to come,” he added.
He also thanked PNGFM, Panda Builders, Mapai Transport, Ipali Investments, Enga provincial government and Pogera Joint Ventures as minor sponsors.
Major sponsors, CocaCola Amatil also called on interested individuals and organisations to assist.
Toyota Enga Mioks which is part of the semi professional rugby league competition, bemobile Cup, is made up of the cream of players selected from the Coca-Cola Ipatas Cup competition.