Hagen league gets K100,000 from coffers

Normal, Sports

The National, Wednesday 19th of February, 2014

THE Mount Hagen Rugby League has received K100,000 from the Western Highlands provincial government.
This was part of the payment from the K200,000 commitment made by the provincial government to the league last year. The balance will be released at a later date.
Provincial government finance Chairman Nathan Wantape delivered the cheque two weeks ago to league president Cr John Ropa and his management at the Highlander Hotel in Mt Hagen. The cheque was handed over in the presence of Governor Paias Wingti.
Ropa said the money will be used to complete the grandstand and other facilities at the rugby league oval.
 “This is the kind of support that I need to develop and build the spirit of rugby league in the province,” Ropa said.
He said he wanted to restore the standards of the game to its past glory days when Mt Hagen was a leading league centre in the country.
This included making the Mt Hagen Eagles a more competitive team in the Digicel Cup competition than in recent years.
 “Rebiamul oval is also a pioneer oval where bigger matches have been staged and that is why it needs funding to be maintained and restored.”
Ropa thanked the provincial government for its continued support to Hagen Rugby League.
He said this money will do a lot to help the sport to prosper and at the same time it will change the face of the oval.
He said that whatever is given is not a waste but in return will do a lot of good things.