THE PNGRFL has announced two squads of 17 players to play as a curtain raiser to the PM13’s match on October 12 in Kokopo.
The teams were chosen by the National Selectors at the recent National Championships held in Lae and now get the chance to showcase their talents along with the men at the prestigious match.
A Women’s national team will be selected from the match in Kokopo, with plans underway for games in PNG or an international tour in 2015.
PNGRFL Chairman Sandis Tsaka endorsed the squads and said women were equally important to the future of the game in the country.
“We will continue to do our utmost best to try and spread the funds at our disposal to encompass all sectors of the population involved in the game of rugby league, and representative duties are very much a part of the development process.
“PNG would probably have the bigger base of women who support or play Rugby League in the world and we are putting in place a program for our talent women players, who have been largely neglected in the past.”
|Sakino Gansamu||Stephanie Vilamur|
|Mala Mark||Dianne Kaupa|
|Anna Oiufa||Helma Johnson|
|Cathy Neap||Naomi Kaupa|
|Jacklyn Sele||Rhana Sabumei|
|Matilda Kataro||Slyder Dorum|
|Jacobeth Nenge||Seli Joe|
|Betty Kawage||Maima Wai|
|JayJay Passingan||Mantex Pala|
|Annette Waine||Eunice Ingirin|
|Salina David||Victoria Boas|
|Kelvin Ogizo||Della Audama|
|Irene Torepa||Malin Tom|
|Roselyn Dau||Doris Tom|
|Lorraine Torao||Yarowina Morofa|
|Jemima Julius||Vero Waula|
|Helen Jared||Brenda Goro|
|Coach: Johnny Gigs||Coach: Minty Lewa|
|Manager: Detuel Niting||Manager:Grace Michael|
|Trainer: Patrick Tommy||Trainer: Sammy Rice|