Australian govt shows massive support for Rubgy League in PNG

Australia to kick in $2.25 million to support high-performance rugby league in Papua New Guinea, for both the PNG Orchids (women’s) and Kumuls (men’s) national teams.

”No one is more passionate about Rugby League than Papua New Guineans. Before tonight’s games, I’m pleased to announce $2.3m in support for high performance rugby league in PNG. This funding will help grow the game & produce the next Justin Olam & Elsie Albert” Pat Conroy MP @PatConroy1/Twitter

Aim of Australian-funded high-performance rugby league program in PNG

The high-performance strategy will improve preparation for the women’s and men’s national teams, enhance opportunities for female players and help foster homegrown talent.

Who will run the program?

The $2.25 million to support high-performance rugby league will be driven by the PNG Rugby Football League with support from the Australian government and Queensland Rugby League.

How will it improve rugby league in PNG?

The Sports Minister and Queensland MP Anika Wells said this about the impact this program will have on PNG Orchids and PNG Kumuls talents in the country.

“This is a perfect partnership in assisting the next generation of Orchids (women’s team) and Kumuls (men’s team) to reach their potential.”

PNG NRL Bid Support

This is a show of support from the Australian government for a PNG team in the NRL. 




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