The National, Wednesday October 9th, 2013
THE Reunion Souths Basketball Club got a timely boost from the Papua New Guinea Institute of Public Administration with a sponsorship package of K10,000 to help prepare them for the National Souths Basketball (NSBL) Championship, which starts on Friday.
The naming rights sponsorship by the institution has come in time to help boost the players for the challenge.
The team is spearheaded by Kevin Teme, a former junior PNG representative player and other former players in the likes of Emmanuel Toll, Benjamin Saso and rising stars Richard Mako and Moses Lune.
Acting school director Yala Yatu challenged the club players and officials team to train hard but play fair in the true spirit of sports.
Handing over two sets of uniforms imported from Manila, Philippines, last Saturday at the training court at Waigani,Yatu said there were many sponsors out there but a team had to be organised to secure sponsorship.
“I commend Teme, Benny Mandea and his team for organising well. We are happy to support the team into the future,” Yatu said.
The team launched its uniforms on the weekend and among guests was NSBL president Silas Nicky and events manager, Tamau Balupa.
The games will be played at the Hohola and Ela Beach basketball courts.
Nicky said so far 19 teams had confirmed participation. “Already outside centres are arriving in the city and some are likely to come in this week before the game starts on Friday,” Nicky said.