Kairuku Hiri Netball Association (KHNA), an affiliate of Netball PNG officially kicked Start its 15th Tournament at the Rita Flynn Netball Courts, yesterday.
This Association was established by Mrs Loi Vele in 2007. Mrs Vele is also the patron of this Association.
Acting President Hoi Isaiah in her opening remarks acknowledged the Major Sponsor Hon. Keith Iduhu, Member for Hiri Koiari and support sponsors Niu Power and Exxon Mobil.
President Hoi emphasised unity and true sportsmanship throughout the Tournament.
Out of the 17 Associations, 9 Associations attended. MC Garry Tauna introduced the 9 Associations in attendance; Hisiu, Kido, Lealea, Papa, Boera, Porebada, Tubuseria, Barakau, Gaire
The 8 Associations who sent in their apology were; Nabua Paka, Koiari, Manumanu, Gorohu, Kouderika, Roku, Dagoda and Rabuka.
Also in attendance to witness the opening Ceremony and Day 1 of Games were; NPNG President Ulato Avei, HPM Iammo Launa, SDM Annie Iamo, MCM Kori Toua-Navuru, Board Member, Dianna Kila, Abau Netball Patron, Mrs Thavu Temu and the Media reps.
The games will run over 3-days and end on Friday, 25th Nov 2022.
The game was officially declared opened by Lynette Maha, EO of Netball PNG and directed by Papua New Guinea Sports Foundation whilst Umpire Allocation is co-ordinated by Eileen Simet.
Source: Netball PNG