The Port Moresby Australian Football League (AFL) Association has finally got the go ahead from the office of the Controller of the PNG Covid-19 National Pandemic Response to start the 2021 season, mid-year.
Port Moresby AFL Association President Mr. Douglas Lai also confirmed that the pre-season will start this Saturday 26th June at the Colts Oval. However, the games will be played following strict COVID-19 sports protocols.
“We will be following strict COVID-19 protocols and that means there will be no spectators during the games,” he said.
Meanwhile, the city competition this year will be played from time to time at villages in the Central province.
Mr. Lai, said the purpose of holding the recent games at Keapara village and the previous one in Hula village, was to get the youths interested in the sporting code and to encourage local clubs to join the main city competition.
Already a team from Hula village has shown interest and is currently in the process of getting registered in the city competition and hopefully participate the in 2022 season.