NiuKick programme kicks off third week of activities at oval


THE Em Nau AFL NiuKick programme kicked off its third week of activities at the Colts Oval on Saturday with Port Moresby students taking part in skills training and matches.
AFL Papua New Guinea Southern junior development manager David Topeni said the programme was a chance for students to play the sport alongside the Port Moresby AFL competition.
“We’ve made a commitment to get students involved in the sport on weekends,” he said.
“So it’s basically the same stuff we did in schools every week with skills training and activities but now we’re taking the initiative onto the field.
“The programme has been running for three months in selected schools in the nation’s capital and we’re also putting up our flyers for interested students who want to take part in friendlies.
“It’s open to children in Port Moresby, they come in and register their details and we get them involved in the programme and we later move into small matches.
“Participation during the first two weeks was a bit slow but we’ve managed to get a bigger number this weekend so we’re happy to be a part of this.”
Topeni said the support of Paradise Foods allowed participants to have snacks before and after the programme with participation expected to pick up in the coming weeks.