For the first time, changes have been made to the NCD Governors Cup Challenge and these changes will come into effect in this year’s Cup Challenge when it starts next week.
NCD Governor’s Cup Tournament Director Mrs. Wendina Kohun confirmed that this year’s event will have two phases to it.
The first phase will be the normal rugby league 13s competition, which will run from the 16th -19th December 2022.
“Right after the usual 13s Rugby League NCD Governor’s Cup challenge, phase two will kick in on the 27th -30th of December 2022,” said Mrs. Kohun.
She further explained that phase two will see rugby union and soccer to run alongside rugby league in the NCD Governor’s Cup challenge.
“Rugby union 7s will run at Murray Barracks and rugby league will run at Koni Tigers Field and Bomana Field, whereby both men and women’s teams will be taking part,” said Kohun.
However, soccer will be played right after the New Year and the date and the venue will be announced soon.
For the interested teams and clubs, registration has opened as of yesterday Monday 12th December. Registration is K500 and all registration fees are to be paid at City Hall Annex Building, NCD Governor’s Office.
“This registration of K500 is for rugby league, rugby union and soccer clubs who are interested to take part in the phase two of the NCD Governor’s Cup,” she said.
Meanwhile, the main purpose of the 2nd phase is to scout for talents who will make up the NCD team to take part in the PNG games that will be held in July 2023 in Port Moresby.
Mrs. Kohun also revealed that the officials from the NCD Sports Desk will be present at all the matches so to make selections of the best players to form Team NCD.