Two Port Moresby based Australian Football League (AFL) clubs will have their future in the Moni Plus AFL competition decided upon by the Port Moresby AFL Association after committing separate on field offences during this year’s competition.
The Association President Mr. Douglas Lai said the two clubs are the Gordons Kokofas and the Lamana Dockers. These two clubs were involved in separate on field brawls after their matches during the finals round.
One of the incidents saw officials, including the president, attacked by the players and their supporters.
The president explained that once a club is suspended from a season, all its teams in the Reserve and Senior grades along with the Women’s Division, will not be participating during that season.
However, the individual players are allowed to move to other clubs to play for them.
“We will meet sometime in January 2023 to discuss this matter before the women’s competition starts because we are looking at starting early next year,” said the president.
He said they need to get this decision on whether to suspend the two clubs form the competition out of the way before the start of the new season.
Meanwhile, Mr. Lai said they are also considering allowing the Taurama Suns club back into the Moni Plus AFL Competition after the club too was banned from the competition for over five years.
He said that this will also be discussed in the meeting in January.