The National – Wednesday, February 2, 2011
By HENRY MORABANG
THE PNG Women Rugby Football League yesterday received K4,800 worth of office equipment from the International Rugby League Federation (IRLF) to support its work in PNG
The equipment included laptop worth K4,300, flash drive and the balance went for the payment of advertisement regarding registration of the women’s league with the Investment Promotion Authority.
League president Wendy Michael Kohun, who was happy to receive the assistance for the international body, said it was timely because there was no help coming from the PNG Rugby Football League.
She said the assistance that was promised by the PNGRFL executives had never materialised because of the continuous infighting over the chairmanship position.
“I am really excited with the assistance from international partners. It shows there are signs of good things to come,” she said.
Kohun will be appealing to all women rugby league players to dig deep in their own pockets to get the PNGWRFL moving, especially setting up a communication network among its affiliates.
“I will be talking to Goroka, Mt Hagen, Wabag and Lae to solicit support from them to contribute to kick-start our operations,” she said.
She said the Port Moresby competition would would start shortly as soon as the Port Moresby Rugby Football League and the PNGRFL sort out their differences.
She also appealed to the Port Moresby Suburban Rugby League League president Billy Aki for help to support women’s rugby league in the suburbs in the National Capital District.