The National, Friday 03rd Febuary 2012
By GABRIEL LAHOC
THE Papua New Guinea Women’s Rugby League (PNGWRFL) is anticipating a positive outcome from the Papua New Guinea Rugby League administration infighting.
Wendy Kohun, PNGWRFL president made this known following the failed annual general meeting last Saturday in Lae’s Melanesian hotel where she accompanied Lae women’s rugby league president Joyce Goiye were there as observers .
She said the Queensland Championship, the Prime Minister’s 13 clash with the Jillaroos and several yet to be confirmed international events will be the highlight this year, and PNGWRFL progress and participation will be affected by the running of the PNGRFL.
“Whatever decisions made in the AGMs will definitely affect the women, they have to get themselves in order,” Kohun said.
PNGWRL which has eight leagues in Port Moresby, POM Suburban, Rabaul, Lae, Mt. Hagen, Kundiawa, Goroka and Banz were established in 2009, with Mendi and Kandep already expressing interest to be part of PNGWRFL.
Kaman Banzinga, President of Kondo Tai rugby league from Banz which has six active women clubs participating, gave support to the PNGWRL and called for an end to the infighting among the different factions vying for the presidency of the PNGRFL.
Kohun said PNGWRFL has come positive program covering domestic violence and HIV-AIDS and will also push for the code to become a family orient sport.