The Rita Flynn Sporting complex in the city of Port Moresby was bustling with families and friends, excited fans and athletes this morning as the 2nd round of the Private Companies Netball competition kicked off with great displays of athleticism.
President of the Private Companies Netball Association, Julie Mai stated that she is happy with the turnout of participants that had shown and believes that it is a good avenue for people from all over the private sector to network with each other and to create friendships.
“It’s good to see that there is a great turnout today. This is an annual event and for the past 2 years, due to the covid-19 restrictions, we put the competition on hold. So, a lot of people have been waiting eagerly for the comp,” the president expressed proudly.
Only 103 teams are actively taking part in the Private Companies Netball Competition, but according to Mai, many other companies have shown interest in taking part as well.
Mai stated that it was good to see genuine interest in the competition but apart from that there are rules and regulations that must be followed. She mentioned that 3 teams were disqualified from the competition for not adhering to the regulations earlier on in round 1 and hopes that this won’t be the case in the future.
Competition aside, Mai added that this is a platform which was created for women to relax and enjoy themselves.
“The comp is just to have them come together, relax and have a good time and to keep ourselves fit. Most of the time we are working and we tend to not exercise, this can be an avenue in which we can be able to keep fit,” Mai stated.