The National, Wednesday, May 18, 2011
GOLD Coast Titans and PNG Kumul winger David Mead will arrive today to continue his work as ambassador of the PNG NRL Bid.
Mead was one of the high profile players selected by the PNGNRL Bid committee to work as ambassador for the Bid to gain more support to have team enter the National Rugby League (NRL).
NRL Bid media manager Michelle Monsour said Mead’s trip was part of his work as ambassador.
Apart from Mead, the newly appointed NRL Bid chief executive officer Brad Tassell is in Australia to meet NRL CEO David Gallop.
Tassell’s visit to NRL headquarters in Sydney is basically to update Gallop and his executive on how far the preparation for the NRL Bid committee has gone since the announcement two years ago.
Tomorrow, Mead will host a league training session at Port Moresby International School and later in the afternoon he will participate in a light training session with the SNS Vipers at Lloyd Robson Oval.
Mead and North Queensland Cowboys, James Segeyaro and Matt Bowen, are three NRL players who will be in the country to do promotional work for their respective organisation.
Segeyaro and Bowen arrived yesterday along with Cowboys coach Neil Henry.
The North Queensland trio will do a “1000 Prize” promotional launch at Stop N Shop at Central Waigani today before heading back to Australia tomorrow.
The Cowboys have a strong partnership with Trukai Industries promoting their products on TV commercials in the recent years while the rice company is a Cowboys sponsor.