The National- Thursday, February 10, 2011
NINE suburban off-season leagues in Port Moresby were given K25,000 from the National Capital District Commission through Governor Powes Parkop yesterday.
Parkop officially presented the cheque to the chairman of the Port Moresby Suburban Sports Association (POMSSA) Billy Aki.
The money will be used to run the nine suburban league’s finals as part of NCDC’s aim of bringing positive change through sport.
The news came as a relief for off-season leagues in Port Moresby who have in recent years faced funding problems.
Parkop ensured all competitions would end successfully.
He congratulated Aki and his team along with the presidents of the suburban leagues in providing opportunities for city youth to better themselves.
“What you all have done has produced notable changes in the community and I congratulate you all for a job well done.
“With sound management POMSSA has helped mould the youth and the community and, therefore, NCDC is proud to come to your assistance,” Parkop said.
Aki thanked Parkop and NCDC for their commitment and was pleased to announce that POMSSA would include soccer and basketball in its calendar.
He called on interested suburbs to register with POMSSA and open an account for funds to be released to each competition and for games to start next month.
Seven men’s off-season leagues will receive K3,000 each while the two women’s off-season leagues will receive K2,000 each which will see successful finals.