Kerema league presents reports, plans


KEREMA Rugby Football League presented its last season’s report and this year’s activity plan to the Southern Confederation at the National Football Stadium in Port Moresby on Friday.
League president Emmanuel Morehari handed the documents to Southern Confederation director Gwaibo Mairi and his administrator Indy Verena.
Mairi accepted the documents and the league’s affiliation fee of K500 which was sponsored by Kerema businessman Alex Hearo.
“This qualifies Kerema to attend the confederation meeting and the Papua New Guinea Rugby Football League annual general meeting in Port Moresby on March 7,” he said.
Morehari said the annual reports and plan is a procedure that he has submitted so that KRFL is an affiliate of PNGRFL.
He said Gulf Governor Chris Haiveta had allocated K100,000 for the last year’s league grand finals, Southern Zone trials, provincial club championships and regional club championship.
Morehari said Haiveta had also made a commitment to support the upcoming season with affiliation and player registration fees as well the provincial and regional championship.
He also made mentioned sponsors Elore Lodge, Kerema Transit Lodge, NC Civil Works, Gulf Isapea chairman Ivaroa and the provincial administration.
“On behalf of all the affiliated clubs, players, stakeholders and supporters, I’d like to thank all our sponsors for supporting the league,” Morehari said.
He said pre-season would kick off next month and appealed to clubs to get their houses in order for the upcoming season.