The National, Friday 14th June 2013
TEAM Kumuls has had a massive boost to its five-year development programme after national airline Air Niugini contributed K1 million to the cause.
The money will be used specifically in terms of airfares for the team and officials to destinations within the region as well as other parts of the world – a Kumul supporters deal was also a part of the sponsorship.
The sponsorship makes Air Niugini a major sponsor of the programme and endorses the Mal Meninga and Adrian Lam-led programme that aims to bolster the code and develop it to a standard where international performance will improve and high quality players are produced.
Air Niugini deputy chairman Sir Fredrich Reiher said the sponsorship showed that rugby league was indeed the national sport and had the back of the Government and major businesses in the country.