The 2021 Kumul Petroleum National Schools Rugby League (NSRL) championships scheduled to kick off today Monday September 20, 2021 at the Oil Search National Football Stadium in Port Moresby has been deferred by two days to Wednesday September 22, 2021.
PNGRFL CEO Stanley Hondina said this was due to airline travel issues into Port Moresby.
“We are flying in students from around the country and airlines have been fully booked since last week,” Hondina said.
“And many people pre booked flights for the Independence weekend to travel home hence we could not get all the students to travel into Port Moresby at one time.”
He said all the Under 14 to Under 18 Boys and Girls travelling in from Highlands, Northern and New Guinea Islands Confederates are now booked to travel into Port Moresby and their return flights secured.
“The draws remain with the Under 14 Boys Kumul Petroleum National Championships set to kick off on Wednesday September 22, 2021,” Hondina said.
“On Thursday the Under 16 Boys take the field, Friday will see the Under 18 Boys and on Saturday the Under 18 Open Girls.”
He said the deferral was “beyond our control” however all is set for Wednesday kick off at the Oil Search National Football Stadium in Port Moresby.
“The PA systems, the big screen showing time and scores will be set up,” Hondina added. “The Juniors will experience playing at a world class stadium with dressing rooms facilities and all.”
The CEO encouraged students, parents and friends in Port Moresby to come along to NFS to watch and support some exciting young talents from around the country on show.
Gate fees are K5.00 per adult and K2.00 for students with ID. Children under 4 years old free. Tickets can be purchased at Gate 2 at NFS in Boroko on Game Days.
Hondina thanked Kumul Petroleum for their support towards the National Schools Rugby League Championships.