The National, Thursday 6th June 2013
THE East New Britain Rugby Football Union (ENBRFU) has questioned the benefit of being an affiliate of the Papua New Guinea Rugby Football Union (PNGRFU).
ENBRFU president Tony Namur said his union had been paying their affiliation fees every year for the past 13 years, but had nothing to show for it.
Namur said that as a financial member the PNGRFU should at least help fund our junior programmes or help them in the preparation towards getting the players to take part in a proposed 15s tournament.
“Whilst we understand that this is primarily our job to source our own funding.
“It would sometimes be rewarding if the PNGRFU actually does help with something tangible for once,” he said.
He said they have had no luck attaining sponsorship from business houses and it was becoming frustrating.
““We have set up a challenge amongst the four districts and it has been going reasonably well. But we need support; we need funds for our preparations,” Namur added.
He said that as financial members the PNGRFU they expected their motherbody to look seriously at supporting the smaller unions to be more viable and active.
Namur said the competition has grown steadily over the years with now a nine-team competition, the biggest to date.