The National – Wednesday, February 2, 2011
PORT Moresby Men’s Softball Association is urging clubs and players to show some level of understanding when resolving matters relating to the game or administrative issues.
Association president Ralph Tarasomo made the comment following an outburst by an intoxicated senior member of Mantarays Softball Club on Sunday, in front of PNG Softball Federation executives, board members and the spectators.
He said that no player, coach, club executive or supporter had the right to abuse executives on matters relating to the games or administration.
Tarasomo said men’s softball association would not tolerate such behaviour from any person (intoxicated or otherwise) as there were proper avenues to resolve these problems.
“This is totally unacceptable given all my efforts to be available every Sunday from as early as 7am until the games end every weekend.
“I believe I do not deserve such unruly behaviour,” a disappointed Tarasomo said.
He said there were proper channels available to deal with these issues.
Tarasomo added that clubs officials should raise matters of concern if they thought they had a valid point in a more sensible way.
“Not screaming, shouting and punching the bench. Such behaviour is uncalled for and they are sending wrong signals to everyone involved in the game, including sponsors.
Apart for the incident, Tarasomo thanked everyone for another successful weekend of softball.
He congratulated Defence softball club for turning in their green and gold uniform.
“It certainly gave them a moral booster. Well done, Douglas Paak and team,” he said.
Meanwhile, nominations are now open for two coaches and team managers for our men’s teams traveling to Goroka.
This has been confirmed and endorsed by the executives of Port Moresby Softball League.
The squad will be announced shortly. Expressions of interest should be forwarded to the president no later than the Feb 11.