The National, Tuesday 18th September, 2012
MELBOURNE Storm legend Scott Hill will return for the Ela Motors Legends of League challenge in November much more aware of the contribution his presence in the country will do for rugby league in PNG.
Hill admitted at the event launch at the Ela Motors showroom that he was ‘taken-aback’ by the effect rugby league had on the kids in the country.
“It’s special, from the rugby league background I come from to see how big the game is. Obviously with Government backing and the amount of work the PNGNRL Bid does to develop these young kids, and the game country wide is huge,” Hill said.
“I commend Brad and the Bid team for the effort and time that they put into their work for the game.
It is huge honour to come to a country as passionate about rugby league, and see the things that are happening for the game.”
The former New South Wales Origin star accompanied Australian Legends of League organiser Troy Byers to Port Moresby, and was present with PNGNRL Bid chief officer Brad Tassell, Ela Motors national sales and marketing manager Rob McKeon, and Bid committee member Graham Osbourne.
Sports Vice-Minister Labi Amaiu was present on behalf of the government.
The event is confirmed for Nov 18 with members of the public given the opportunity to vote for their favourite former Kumul to be part of the PNG Legends.
The players receiving the highest votes will be added to a list of 25 names that was finalised by selectors Arnold Krewanty, Mark Mom and former national coach Bob Bennett.
Voting can be done either online at www.pngnrlbid.com , at Ela Motors website www.elamotors.com.pg, by email to [email protected] or by text to 7030 0999.
Tickets will be sold at the match venue only on the day.