TeqPNG runs coaching, refereeing course for interested individuals


THE group of interested individuals have learned the fundamentals of refereeing and coaching the fastest growing sport in the world, teqball.
TeqPNG, the sport’s new national federation, hosted a refereeing and coaching course over the weekend for participants from clubs and schools.
TeqPNG president Percy Mataio welcomed participants to the course and explained how the course fitted into the plans of TeqPNG.
“Although being a new federation, TeqPNG is excited to bring teqball to the country and having trained referees and coaches will help us achieve our goals,” he said.
Participants gained an understanding of the sport and its rules, regulations and gameplay, the referee and coach protocols and various training programmes available through online video content and activities designed by the international teqball federation, FITEQ.
Despite limited experience with the new sport, participants were keen to learn and expressed their commitment to use their new qualifications to help grow teqball in the country.
One school which has already introduced the sport to its students, Port Moresby International School (Pomis), had several of their teachers attend the courses.
Pomis head of sports Andrew Briggs explained how the sport had been popular among students and allowed the school to provide a safe and fun sporting activity during Covid-19.
Several teqball clubs have already been established and were represented at the courses. One of these clubs is ECFC Magicians and club member Hiuri Andrew was happy to be part of the first teqball course.