Two teams from the Central Province have been given the opportunity to participate in the Port Moresby Australian Football League (AFL) competition to get the feel of the competition and show that they have what it takes to have a spot in the city competition.
According to the AFL PNG Senior Football Operations Manager Mr. Rex Leka, one team is from Hula village and the other from Keapara village. They will be given that opportunity when the pre-season matches kick off on Saturday 17th July at the Colts Oval in Port Moresby.
“We sent out an invitation to the two teams after they showed us their interest in playing in the city competition,” he said.
Initially, the two villages played host to friendly matches last year and this year. These matches were part of the initiative by AFL PNG to promote the sport to youths in Central province, which got the interest of the two villages to put a team in the Port Moresby competition.
The two teams will only have the chance to play in the pre-season as the proper-season schedules have not been finalized yet.
Meanwhile, about four regular clubs in the city competition have already been confirmed to participate in the 2021 season while the other four clubs have not yet confirmed.
The four that have confirmed are the Lamana Dockers, West Eagles, Kobonis and Gereka Bombers. The ones yet to do so are Bomana Cats, Gerehu Magpies, Tigers and Gordons Kokofas.