The National- Tuesday, January 18, 2011
NATIONAL Capital District Commission is encouraging off-season sports to be organised before they approach business houses for financial sponsorships.
NCD deputy city manager Honk Kiap made the remarks in support of the launching of the Boroko Sports Association at Port Morseby rugby league oval two on Saturday.
He also challenged the community leaders living in Boroko to come out of their shell and be counted in leading their respective wards and communities.
“Whether in politics, sports or whatever you do, you must be commended for your leadership.
“Those who organize sports such as president Willy Kay should be commended for taking leadership in organising off-season competitions,” he said.
The president of POM Suburban League Billy Aki endorsed Kiap’s comments saying there would be no more off-season sports competition but they have to form a association like Boroko sports association.
Aki said Boroko Sports Association would now take charge of all sports played in the Boroko area including rugby league, netball, soccer and volleyball.
He encouraged other suburbs to take similar steps to organise themselves and register with Investment Promotion Authority in order to conduct business during the competition.
PRL chairman Labi Amaiu who witnessed the launching presented K10,000 from the National Gaming Control Board to support the Boroko Sports Association.
“As chairman of POMRFL board, I feel obliged as many of the players from your association also take part in the POMRL comp. They started here and then they advance to the city league,” he said.