AFL PNG have embarked on a partnership with non-profit organisation Marie Stopes PNG in their ongoing commitment to develop junior Aussie rules in PNG.
Central to AFL PNG’s bemobile game development programme is the aim of instilling positive lifestyle skills and knowledge in the participants.
Marie Stopes aims to provide Papua New Guineans quality, affordable and accessible information and services on sexual and reproductive health.
Both AFL PNG and Marie Stopes have dedicated their efforts to young people with AFL PNG national development manager Walter Yangomina and Marie Stopes country director Jet Riparip signing a formal agreement last week for both organisations to work together.
The agreement stated AFL PNG’s efforts in conjunction with Marie Stopes to educate and empower programme participants through a combination of sport and readily available on positive and healthy lifestyle choices.
AFL PNG will now carry information on sexual and reproductive health through Marie Stopes centres while a Yungpela Hotline which is a dedicated telephone line that young people can call for information and advice has been made available.
Meanwhile the, Coca-Cola national talent camp for AFL PNG takes place this weekend in Goroka with a team of AFL recruitment officers and talent scouts heading there tomorrow and Friday.
The best 110 juniors from around the country will be at the camp to participate. Touring sides will be picked for next year’s Binatangs tour (U14 and U16) and next year’s Kupanda side (U18). AFLPNG will take the opportunity to assess U18 scholarship contenders for placement in Australia.