President warns Wau soccer clubs over fees


PRESIDENT Shem Farrock has warned Wau Soccer Association clubs to pay their player registration fees in full or risk omission from the competition this weekend.
He said the clubs should give the association their receipts and squad lists this week to avoid omission and player movement.
Farrock said unlike those in the A-League, all clubs in the lower divisions had paid their fees in full.
“A-League clubs are yet to complete payment of their fees and could miss out on matches from this weekend,” he said.
“The competition will be played in two rounds and only the top-four teams from each division will qualify for the finals.
“I’m happy with the standard of games as players have been itching to play football because of the long break due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
“Since the start of the season, all clubs have been committed to training.
“As a result, there aren’t any lop-sided results, which is what we want.”
Farrock said a committee, led by Comets head coach Hagai Gidion, had been appointed to identify players between the ages of 16 and 19 years old to represent the association in the Papua New Guinea Football Association’s youth competition.
He said the youth competition would start at the end of this year, in line with the Women’s National Soccer League (WNSL).
“Female players are being monitored,” Farrock said.
“Gidion and his team will identify players to make up Wau’s WNSL team for the new season.
“The association is creating opportunities for women and youth players for the next level of football.
“We ask stakeholders, leaders and business houses to see the importance of the sport and support it where they can, so we can expose players to next level of the game.”