The National – Wednesday, December 15, 2010
By TRAVERTZ MABONE
PORT Moresby’s Northeast electorate concluded the Mald Christmas cup over the weekend with basketball, volleyball, touch and soccer events having their finals in the first-time event for the electorate.
Member for Moresby Northeast Andrew Mald said the idea for the event was to involve communities in sport and believed the idea had brought noticeable changes to the area.
The sports committee member of the games Simon Nanowa said through the games, there had been a notable decrease in the crime rate in the area within the four wards.
He said the games were a big success.
Mald added that the games would be an annual event to be held every Easter and Christmas.
Nanowa said Mald also had a vision to get everyone to socialise, keep fit and follow healthy habits.
A total of K200,000 was spent to stage the event with cash prizes and trophies to be awarded to the overall winners of the nine locales within the four wards at a presentation ceremony this Saturday.
In the soccer competition ATS Oro defeated 8-Mile 8-7 in the men’s division while in the women’s, Erima defeated 8-Mile 3-2.
In volleyball Laloki had an outright win with the men’s and women’s teams coming out victorious with wins over 6-Mile (three sets to two) and Makana (3-2) respectively.
In the women’s basketball, Wildlife defeated 8-Mile to claim the top spot.
The rugby touch competition will have the finals played this Saturday before the presentation.