RUGBY league talents from the suburbs in Port Moresby and the surrounding villages of Central province will be on show when the Masta Mak Easter Cup challenge kicks off today.
Masta Mak Rangers franchise owner Kelly Aiyok announced that he was injecting K25,000 for the event, which has attracted 24 teams over the four days.
The Ipi Park at Hohola will host the rugby league and women’s volleyball matches while another venue for the league games will be Kone Tigers oval at Waigani.
At a luncheon on Tuesday, Aiyok said the aim of the event was to give an opportunity to players with potential to make it to the next level – the bemobile Cup competition.
However, most of them are not given the opportunity to prove themselves to selectors for possible inclusion in the sem-professional rugby league challenge.
Aiyok said the two Port Moresby-based franchises Port Moresby and Masta Mak City Rangers and rugby league talents in Port Moresby should have every right in representing one of the teams and take pride in it.
The trials open the door for these players who have potential to showcase themselves for possible selection.