Touch football goes to school

Briefs, Sports


TOUCH Football PNG has taken a new step forward by introducing the game to schools, particularly, the International Education Agency (IEA) schools in PNG.
TFPNG president Joe Yore said yesterday that the introduction of schools touch footy competition was part of its preparations to the All World School championships in Singapore next year.
He said touch had a major following from school children to the masters and there were always championships from the U13 division to the masters.
He added that the touch federation executives fully endorsed such development programmes in coming up with a school competition.
Yore said the IEA schools in Port Moresby were well-organised so TFPNG would trial the competition before branching out to other primary schools.
Many IEA schools are involved in other sports such as soccer and rugby league in National Capital District and have been attracting a good crowd from parents and supporters.
He urged all interested IEA and primary schools to contact TFPNG for assistance to kick start their competition.
The competition is part of a build-up to select school teams to represent PNG in the Singapore Games next year.
He said the competition should start by April 1, as part of school Sports Day event within the school day event.