Football association donates funds to victims of Hanuabada fire


Papua New Guinea Football Association senior vice-president John Wesley Gonjuan last Thursday presented a cheque for K2000 and four cartons of soccer balls to support the victims of the fire that destroyed 18 homes in Hanuabada Village three weeks ago.
The items were presented to the chairman of National Capital District Commission call centre Kila Dick on behalf of the villagers.
Also in attendance at the handover were PNGFA general secretary Dimirit Mileng and PNGFA Just Play operations manager Micah Kaneng.
“We’re presenting this K2000 cheque, along with four cartons of balls, which we hope in some small way can offer some relief to those affected,” Gonjuan said.
“The people of Hanuabada are passionate and knowledgeable about sports and we are pleased to contribute to the relief effort and hope the assistance will be of great benefit to the people of Hanuabada, especially children as they look to recover from this tragedy.
“It is not just in the area of football that we are looking to build relationships and make a positive difference,” Gonjuan said.
“We are also looking to enrich the lives of kids in our communities and gestures like this go a long way towards doing that.”
Dick said he was happy to received the donation.
“Sports play a significant role in establishing a change in the mindset of children and also this donation of soccer balls I’m sure will go a long way for the children because they are the most affected ones.”

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