SOUTH Pacific Brewery has poured in K40,000 to Port Moresby rugby league, reaffirming its continuous support for the code.
At the presentation ceremony at the Brewkettle yesterday SP Brewery brand marketing manager Materua Tamarua said under SP’s flagship brand SP Lager, the company had been a major contributor to developing rugby league in PNG and working with league associations in several regions of PNG.
Port Moresby rugby league has been in existence since 1949 and after 61 years, SP Brewery is proud to come on board again.
Port Moresby Rugby league chairman Soloman Ravu lauded SP Brewery for their continuous support over the years.
He said the K40,000 funding marked the seventh year for the classic beer brand to put its hands up to support the competition.
Ravu said the money would be used to ensure the smooth running of the competition this season and improve some of the billboards at the club house.
He added that for rugby league to move forward, it needed all stakeholders to work together rather than creating divisions which led to the downfall of the game.
He said there were some issues creating divisions in other sporting codes throughout the country which contributed to setbacks in the progress of the sport.
Port Moresby rugby league will also be hosting the junior league’s super nines tournament in the U12, U14 and U16 divisions during the Term One break.
It will be followed by the finals tomorrow.
He said it was part of the league’s constitutional obligation to run a junior competition to nurture future rugby league stars.