24 Jan 2012

Sport: Familiar faces keen to win chairmanship of PNG Rugby League

11:21 am on 24 January 2012

Former interim committee members John Numapo and Gary Juffa, along with ex deputy chair Eric Kuman, have put their names forward for the chairmanship of the Papua New Guinea Rugby League Federation.

A new administration is due to be elected at this Saturday's Annual General Meeting in Lae.

An AGM was meant to have been held by the end of November last year but court battles and a dispute over affiliate fees delayed proceedings.

The acting General Manager of the PNGRFL, Joe Tokam, says after two years of false starts all parties are now determined to move forward for the betterment of the sport.

"The people who have interest in rugby league like affiliate leagues, presidents and general concern: they're fed up and they want everyone to come together before the election, elect the people and let them plan things and go forward with the game. That's what everybody would like to see."

Joe Tokam says representatives from the Rugby League International Federation will also be in attendance at the AGM.