The National, Monday March 17th, 2014
By PETER SEVARA Jr.
Papua New Guinea’s Minister for Sports and Events, Justin Tkatchenko was esctatic when the Hunters thrashed the Capras on Saturday.
“Today’s (Saturday) match is an absolutely sensational win for the SP PNG Hunters” the Minister said.
“Three in a row and we now have got a hat trick. We look forward to the fourth game to play Northern Pride, here at Kalabond Oval.
“The field here is in an absolute immaculate condition. I even heard from the Queensland team that its one of the best venues they have played at for a long time because of the on-going drought in Queensland. They said some of their fields are not up to scratch”
“But let me put it this way, I am proud of these young men – the PNG Hunters. They are doing so well in the short amount of time and preparation since they got together.
“Their hard work and effort is paying off. “We have now a fantastic combination which is finally working for rugby league in this country,” he added. “The SP Hunters, with its management, administration, coach and the players are all moving together as one and the results speak for themselves.”
Tkatchenko was in Kokopo over the weekend to allocate a K2 million funding sourced from the National Government through the PNG Sports foundation for a new athletics synthetic track in Kokopo.
The Minister said that East New Britain and the New Guinea Islands region had a lot of talented track and field athletes which only needed to be identified.