Mald urges youths to engage in sports

Normal, Sports

The National, Monday, May 9, 2011

MORESBY Northeast (MNE) Easter Cup ended with the presentation of trophies and cash prizes to all winning teams at Erima Park Oval recently.
Moresby Northeast MP Andrew Mald, who is the major sponsor, handed over K7,000 in cash prizes to the local coordinators of 13 locations in the electorate, including inmates at the Bomana prison.
Of the K7,000 sponsorship package, K5,000 comprised cash prizes while K2,000 was used to cater for allowances for the coordinators and other officials.
Mald, when dishing out prizes, urged the youth in his electorate to take sports seriously because it could help change their lifestyles in the community.
He thanked all those who took part in the four sports – volleyball, (men/women), basketball (men/women) and rugby touch (men) in various locations in the electorate.
Wildlife resident and Port Moresby Women’s Rugby Football League president Elise Siki commended Mald for his initiative in supporting sports at the grassroots level in his electorate.
She urged all community leaders to cooperate and support him.
“We cannot achieve Vision 2050 unless leaders and the government come down to grassroots level to achieve their vision.
Mald said the sporting committee headed by Rex Kuman would be coordinating soccer and volleyball competitions to mark the Independence and Christmas celebrations.
He said he would launch the Independence and Christmas Cup during the Independence weekend at David Unagi Oval as part of Independence celebrations for Moresby Northeast residents.
Mald added that he would allocate K150,000 for the celebrations which should attract over 160 singsing groups from the electorate.