The Governor’s Cup Tournament (GCT) launching yesterday at the National Capital District (NCD) City Hall in Port Moresby saw over 50 team representatives attend, marking the first time for a large number of teams to participate in this year’s challenge.
Having the reputation of below 50 teams to participate in the GCT, this year’s event will for the first time ever see 70 teams in NCD participate.
The teams 70 teams consist of 64 man’s teams and 6 women’s to participate during the event. The return of Governors Cup President Mr. Billy Aki had really excited teams to welcome him back with a rush of participation.
Mr. Aki shared his gratitude to the warm welcome from the Official Guests and declared to carry out his duty to the fullest.
“I am happy to be back and give back to the youths. During the event, I want everyone to walk away from this happy.”
“This tournament drowns teams in time, money and pain and it is only fair to give back for the teams commitment and effort to the selected competitors.”
“Teams must please respect my officials and each other during the games and the event will proceed smoothly. We will be fine,” said GCT President Mr. Aki.
The NCD Governor Powes Pakop was pleased to welcome back GCP Mr. Billy Aki to the Governor’s Cup committee and sponsored a sum of K300, 000 to carry out the governors cup.
“Almost all our local professional franchises feed off this tournament, for that I am proud to sponsor and hope to encourage the players to respect and discipline themselves at a professional level.”
“Thank you Mr. Aki for your commitment and we are happy to welcome you back,” said Governor Pakop.
The GCT awards will range from the Cup, Bowl, Spoon and constellation prizes.
For the prizes up for grabs, the Cup prize is K30, 000, runner up K20, 000. The Plate prize is K15, 000, the Runner up is K10, 000, while the Bowl prize is K8, 000 and the runner Up K6, 000.