It was what every little Papua New Guinean kid could every dream of as hundreds of kids turned out this morning at the Santos National Football Stadium in the capital to take part in the League Bilong Laif clinic, and what better way to do it then with their heroes from the NRL.
As part of their outreach program, there to take the kids through some drills and other skills, the Australian Prime Minister’s XIII led by captain Cameron Murray, were there following their morning captains run to meet and greet the Kids. The NRL PNG (League Bilong Laif) program uses rugby league to create positive social change with and for the people of Papua New Guinea.
The program goals of NRL PNG are to use the sport of rugby league to engage and develop PNG communities to improve Health, Gender equality, with a particular focus on prevention of gender-based violence, social cohesion, Participation opportunities for people of all abilities.
The only person who did not attend the clinic due to unforeseen reasons was Josh Addo-Carr. However, all the other Australian representative teams, such as the Junior Men’s and Women’s teams had their final runs prior to the matches tomorrow.