NSW juniors coming for curtain raiser

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THE New South Wales young achievers, the U16 team from Australia, will be here in the country next month to play the PNG Milo U16 PNG Kumuls team.
PNGRFL junior development officer Iffyso Segeyaro revealed this in an interview with The National yesterday, stating the NSW U16 young achievers will be playing the U16 Kumuls on Sept 27, in the curtain raiser to the Prime Minister’s 13 match between Papua New Guinea and Australian.
The visiting Australian juniors will than play the Central province U16 select squad on Sept 30 and are expected to be playing their last tour match up against the Milo U16 Southern Zone select side on Oct 4, with all the matches scheduled for Port Moresby.
According to Segeyaro, it will be a feast of rugby league for the juniors next month with young and rising PNG talents testing their skills against the Australian juniors.
The visiting NSW young achievers will be taken on tour trips up the Magi Highway to visit the cassava project in Rigo district, the war cemetery in Bomana and the Variarata Crystal Rapids in Sogeri.
Segeyaro is looking at finishing future blues stars trip on a high note with barbeque function at the March Girls resort in Gaire along the Magi Highway in Central province.
“This will require me to raise at least around K20,000 to cater for transporting the NSW young achievers and treating them with the top PNG hospitality,” Segeyaro added.
The PNGRFL junior development officer is now calling on business houses to support the junior league in the country at this time of hosting the international match.