The National, Thursday 16th May 2013
KOIARI rugby league competition in Sogeri was recently revived after six years in limbo.
KRFL president Ogi David, who is also the LLG president, said Koiari LLG would support the league for the youths to benefit but the administration should be in order to excess financial backing.
This will enable the executives to affiliate the Koiari league to PNG Rugby Football League as future foundation to participate in national sanctioned events.
David said he was pleased that youths were now committed and actively involved in the competition on the weekends.
However, he appealed to the eight teams, Dona Dabu Eels, Hooks Tigers, Koitaki Country Cowboys, Sirunumu Pukpuks, Ice Panthers, Iarowari Sparks, Rouna Pawa and 14-Mile Keras to pay their team affiliation of K200 and player registration of K25 with the season proper kicking off this weekend.
The president said traditionally the games were played every Sunday but this season would see matches also played on Saturday with the number of teams increasing from six to eight.
Koiari league has produced high profile players like Kumul fullback Josiah Abavu and Vipers hardman Steven Johns and as well as other players in the Digicel Cup.