The National, Monday July 1st, 2013
THE Port Moresby Women’s Basketball League aim is to set the standard in Papua New Guinea.
This was confirmed by veteran sports administrator Veitu Diro recently.
Diro (pictured), who is also the current PNG women’s coach, is working to prepare a competitive side for the Mini Pacific Games in Wallis & Futuna and the 2015 Pacific Games in PNG.
She is aware that the standard of basketball has dropped drastically and hopes to improve on that with Port Moresby-based elites and potential talents involved in active training programmes since May.
“I’m committing my own resources and time to prepare the girls and have bonded them together to form the nucleus of the team to be competitive in the South Pacific” Diro said.
She is introducing a new concept for the elites and potential basketballers to give the players a high quality competition in order to develop them and keep up standards.
Players like PNG guard Nape Waka and Julianne Diro including another two seniors will be in charge of the four premier teams.
From these teams the PMWL training squad will be selected to represent the league in the National All Stars championships in Lae in July.
Diro said the minor division will involve the Under-10s, U15s and U21s with the juniors to play on Saturday and premiers every Tuesday and Thursday at the Sir John Guise Indoor Complex.
The team affiliation is K30 per team and player’s registration is K20.
The PMWL is appealing to generous corporate sector to support them to defend their national women’s crown in Lae.