By MELTON PAIS
PORT Moresby Suburban Rugby League chairman Bosky Koke commended NCD Governor Powes Parkop for sponsoring the league’s grand final prizes with K40,000.
Koke said it was not the first time Parkop had came on board to support the league.
“He has been supporting the league for the last 12 years and we believe this is essential for him to keep the young men in all the suburbs of Port Moresby involved in rugby league to avoid getting involved in illicit activities in the city,” Koke said.
He said his management had distributed the money among the winning teams and the runners-up after the grand finals two weeks ago.
Marane K-rats received the Suburban Cup and K6000 after defeating 54 Bears 12-6 in the A grade grand final, with the runners-up getting K4000.
In the Under-20 final, Waliya received K3000 with the U20 cup after beating Betari Falcons 10-4, who were awarded K2,000.
In the women’s final, Swans beat the Helifix Warriors.
Koke said more than K19,000 in cash prize money was awarded to the finalists and minor premiers for both A and B grade divisions.
Koke said K9200 was spent on debts incurred at the start of the competition while K2500 was spent trophies.
“We also used some of the money to pay the pre-season nines winners. More than K2000 was budgeted for the referees, touch judges and ground marshalls who covered the grand finals.
“The leftover money was used for administrative costs in running grand final day and paying the outstanding player registration fees to the Papua New Guinea Rugby Football League.
Koke said his administration was now looking forward to running the annual NCD Governor’s Christmas Cup at Kone Tigers Oval.
By MELTON PAIS