The National, Monday July 15th, 2013
THE PNGRFL National Selectors led by chairman David Tinemau (Highlands), will be taking the opportunity to spend some time in the upcoming Team Kumul camp in Port Moresby.
Tinemau’s fellow selectors Arnold Krewanty (Southern), Samson Clayton (New Guinea Islands) and Steve Malum (Northern) will be joining the players and staff for a few sessions and meals to get a “feel” of how things are progressing with the players.
“It’s one thing to watch them play week in and week out,” Tinemau said. “It’s a totally different thing to see how the players react and interact off the field.
“As is being continually reinforced by the coaching director Mal Meninga, coach Adrian Lam and assistant programme coach Michael Marum, we are looking at the “whole player”.
“Obviously their skill and fitness levels are important but so also is their commitment to each other, the team and the cause, their willingness and ability to learn and improve, mental stamina”.
Part of the selectors’ attendance at the camp is to allow them to have something of a different perspective of the players.
Lam said: “It also gives insight into the way in which the coaching and management staff go about their daily tasks of planning, setting goals and implementation.”
This is the fourth camp held this year in the Team Kumul high performance programme which is aimed at upskilling our PNG based players.
The camp is locked in for July 22-25. A squad will be announced today.