PNGRFL confirms 2019 programme


THE Papua New Guinea Rugby Football League has confirmed its 2019 game development programme plan for its technical officials.
PNGRFL competition manager Toksy Nema, pictured, said that it had benefitted affiliated leagues with their registered coaches and referees certified and accredited.
“PNGRFL in its vision to build its games technical official capacity, PNGRFL game development section planned the coach and referee education programme in partnership with NRL Australia that commenced in 2017.
“Up to 2018, 500 coaches, from clubs and Digicel Cup teams went through the International Games Coaching (IGC) level one certificate course, while 200 referees were trained. The courses were approved by both the National Rugby League and PNGRFL.
“With these certified technical officials in the leagues and clubs out there, PNGRFL now see the need to have certified course presenters in-country and placed across the country to continue to provide updates wherever they are following PNGRFL update plans to keep up with the changes in the game.
“In 2019, PNGRFL is starting on the Training for presenters for coach and referee courses to be accredited and certified course presenters,” Nema said.
“PNGRFL thanks NRL Australia for its continued support and partnership in our game development by providing accredited technical persons to carry out education programmes.”
Programme 1: Coach Presenters course – Date: April 2; Venue: NFS, Port Moresby; Trainer: Dwayne McKay – NRL Australia coach and education programmes coordinator; Course Participants: Michael Marum (Hunters/Kumuls), Nigel Hukula (Hunters/Kumuls), Stanley Tepend (Lae Tigers), Glen Nami (Mendi Muruks), Joe Sipa (Enga Mioks), Reuben Ruing (Hagen Eagles), Francis Ray (Waghi Tumbe), Gonzella Urakusie (Goroka Lahanis), Cathy Neap (NRL PNG), Marcus Kaugla (Agmark Gurias), Dennis Miall (Lae Academy), Roderick Puname (Lae), Emmanuel Toide (NRL PNG Kokopo); Programme 2. Referee Presenters Course – Date: April 6-7; Venue: NFS, Port Moresby; Trainer: Steve Hamilton – NRL Australia referee and education programs coordinator; Course participants: James Kundi (Highlands) Luxi Metta and Ume Oa (Northern) Peter Kamat (New Guinea Islands) Guma Opi and Augustine Kuni (Southern).

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