Unua named as Ipatas Cup boss

Normal, Sports

The National- Thursday, February 17, 2011

GOROKA Bowling Club president Wilson Unua was appointed the new chairman of the Coca-Cola Ipatas Cup challenge in Eastern Highlands.
Coca-Cola Ipatas Cup chief executive officer Timothy Lepa announced Unua’s appointment at the end of the presentation of the Goroka challenge last weekend.
He said Unua brought with him a wealth of experience and would share his experiences in the off-season competition.
He called on teams in the province to give him their unlimited support during the Eastern Highlands CCIC tournament.
Speaking after his appointment at the Goroka Bowling Club, Unua assured Lepa and his executives that he was determined to see raw talents exposed during the event.
“Goroka Lahanis are the champions of last year’s bemobile Cup and it was only fitting to stage the competition in Eastern Highlands.
“I would also like acknowledge the contributions Lepa and Ron Kingal from Lae Biscuit company,” Unua said.
Kingal said rugby league brought people from all walks of life together and it was good to enjoy the successful staging of the competition in  the province.
He said Lae Biscuit was committed to supporting sports, especially the Ipatas Cup which gives raw talents the opportunity to realise their potential. Club representatives were also presented with certificates of participation.
Meanwhile, the CCIC judiciary committee will be deliberating on some appeals from various club representatives who are disputing the selection of three Goroka teams for the finals in Lae.
The Dickson rugby league grounds in Kundiawa is the next venue for the competition which starts today and is expected to end tomorrow.