Lae City thank primary school for using field for training


REIGNING National Soccer League champions Lae City last Friday donated biscuits, noodles and soccer balls to Markham Road Primary School in a show of appreciation for using the institution’s field to train.
Emmanuel Simon, skipper of the Lae Biscuit Company-sponsored team, told The National that it was a tough period as they needed a field to continue training amid the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.
“We approached the school and was given approval to use the field for training,” he said.
“Lae Biscuit Company saw what the school did for the club, so the donation was our way of thanking the school and the students for allowing us to use their field.”
Simon said they were continuing to train while awaiting the Papua New Guinea Football Association’s advice on the National Soccer League season, which had been deferred since September.
“We will wait patiently and concentrate on our training,” he said.
“On the Covid-19 vaccination, it’s the choice of individual players to get the jab or not as we can’t force them.”
School headmaster William Kennedy said when the club approached the school to use the field, they did not hesitate to assist because they were ambassadors of Lae and Morobe.
“We were really happy to have them come and be part of our school by using the field for training,” he said.