K50,000 boost for capital league club

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The National, Wednesday 10th April, 2013


THE Tarangau rugby league club of Port Moresby has all the right reasons to strive for the 2013 Port Moresby pre­miership after recently securing the backing of landowners company, Petroleum Resources Kutubu (PRK).

The club received a K55,000 package last weekend from company chairman John Kapi Natto, a commitment made last year to honour the memory of his father and staunch supporter. 

The name Tarangau is associated with the Southern Highlands where the Tarangau club was started in the late 1970s in Mendi by Correctional Services officers and their children.

Handing over the package, Kapi Natto said PRK was proud to be associated with the Tarangau rugby league club through the association of his late father and it was only fitting that he honoured that memory.

The club has been a strong perfor­mer in the local competition and has claimed back-to-back titles in 2010/11, while making the final last year and on numerous occasions, said head coach, James Naipao.

“We will be out to try and regain lost pride this season and keep the legacy of our strong supporter, the late senior Kapi Natto alive. 

“Thus we thank John and the PRK board for having faith in us and commend them for their support.”

Tarangau trails the early leaders after three games and should be out to make amends and hope for a victory in their next match this weekend.  –