Former Kumul to coach Orchids


FORMER Kumul David Westley isthe new coach of the PNG women’s rugby league team the Orchids.
PNG Rugby Football League chairman Sandis Tsaka announced the 44-year old’s appointment yesterday in Port Moresby.
Westley, who represented PNG from 1995-1996, will coach the Orchids in two international matches this year — the trial match against the Brisbane Broncos women’s team in Brisbane on Sept 2 and a test against Australia on Oct 6 at in Port Moresby.
Tsaka said Westley had the coaching and player management experience to do a fine job.
“David’s been involved in rugby league development in the country with refereeing and coaching so he has indepth knowledge of the game at all levels,” Tsaka said.
“He involved with the women’s team over the past 18 months having helped them at the World Cup and his experience places him in a good position to deliver for women’s rugby league.”
Westley said he was he had enjoyed his time helping women’s rugby league and was keen on continuing the work.
“I really enjoyed being part of the women’s game so far in PNG, I’ve been involved in Australia through rugby league helping young girls play at a young age so I think I am a right fit so I am grateful for this opportunity given,” Westley said.

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