Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Madang prepares for Lae tournament

by ROSALYN EVARA, Post Courier
GLOBE Madang Rugby League has announced its select side for the Northern Zone tournament to be played in Lae from July 23-25.
They are Junior Marava (Tarangau) Richard Hoffman (Tarangau), Danley Rema (DWU), Albert Kaupa (Panthers), John Pasingan Jnr (Brothers), Ezikiel Rowa (Warriors), Peter Dama (DWU), Roger Koyomu (Warriors), Jeffery Supan (DWU), Jack Taraika (Panthers), Arron Tokopag (DWU), Tony Jacob (Royals), Alfie Mike (Royals), Manu Tobias (Tarangau), Daniel Ikiwa (Warriors), Nathan John (Panthers), Simon Wareva(Royals), Eddie Lapa (DWU), David Teine (Tarangau), Solo Koromba (Royals), Hector Morris (Warriors), Gopana Kia (Tarangau), Biu Adam (Hawks), Raymond Rinoko (Tarangau), Timothy Peter (Hawks), Adrian Boungas (DWU).
Globe MRL President Philip Welia said Felix Tema has been appointed as team manager, Bobby Razeye-head coach, Chris Sibet-assistant coach, Boston Jack-trainer and Hugh Saweni, team doctor.
Welia said preparations for the event started last week and was to have included a match with the Mendi Muruks on Friday at the Ron Albert Oval. He said Muruks were the top runners in the bemobile cup competition and that the game would help in building confidence, especially of the younger players before they take to the field in the Lae meet.
He said MRL would be fielding an A Grade and Under 19 side and while they had the sponsorship of Globe they would need more.
“The sponsorship from Globe is to be paid in five installments and this is still not enough to cater for the whole season alone,” he said.
In making these remarks he appealed to the business houses in town for their support.
“After a long absence MRL has been reactivated and has the ability to contribute some of the best talents.
“These are our boys and with your support we will be able to give the young ones in particular the opportunity to develop and progress in this code.
“To take the boys to Lae we will have to pay for transport, food and lodging for the duration of the three-day meet and this is likely to cost up to K8000 for the two teams. “Any assistance be it in cash or kind would be much appreciated,” he said.
Welia said immediately the team needed jerseys for the players.

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