MADANG will have a busy sporting scheduled next month with the PNG Football Association and the PNG Netball Federation staging their respective championships in the tourist township.
By HENRY MORABANG, The National
Madang has accepted the honour to host this year’s National U20 men’s tournament from Sept 8-12 while netball will stage its championship from Sept 28 to Oct 3.
PNG Netball Federation secretary Julianne Maliaki-Leka said this week that so far 15 associations had confirmed to take part at the netball championships.
She said the netball championship will also coincide with the annual general meeting. High on the agenda is the election of new executives. The current term of PNGNF executives headed by Emily Taule ends after the championships.
In soccer, newly-elected president of Madang Soccer Association Conrad Waduna confirmed from Madang that his association would host the U20 soccer championships.
He said the organising committee was in place to see the visitors enjoy the true spirit of Madang Pasin Kagin.
The tournament is sanctioned by the PNG Football Association.
The tournament will see the cream of youth footballers from member associations vying to take the title away from last year’s inaugural winners and hosts, Madang.
PNGFA general secretary Dimirit Mileng said only member affiliates were eligible to attend by selecting a side to represent their association.
Other associations who are not affiliates of PNG Football Association are not eligible to attend.
Teams that are not from member affiliates but were officially invited by the secretariat office will attend the tournament.
He said teams from member associations and invited teams should fill a nomination form and submit together with the deposit slip of the nomination fee.
The deadline for submitting the nomination form is Aug 30.
All forms should be faxed to 323-2591 or 475-1399 and if you have problems getting through these numbers call the secretariat on 7622-9484.
The team nomination fee K500 and must be paid into account no. 1000 146 403 in any branch of BSP bank.
Mileng said the deadline for payment of nomination fee is Aug 27 at close of business.
PNGFA will not accept nominations after the deadline.
He added that the team managers were directed to assist with sending a name list of 20 players and four officials to Madang Soccer Association on fax 422-3698.