U23 rugby program to develop code

first_imgThe Under 23 Resident program is a 5 year agreement with New South Wales Rugby League.The Under 23 Resident’s program creates another pathway for all the players in the national competition, the Digicel Cup.“This program has been negotiated and finalized by PNGRFL together the counterparts News South Wales Rugby Country and PNGNRLC. We are deligted that they have the confidence in PNGNRLC to pass the program onto us to deliver it in PNG” explained PNGNRLC Chairman Adrian Chow.Chairman Chow said the country has witnessed a general improvement in the standard of the code and this Under 23 Resident program will continue to develop rugby league in the country, especially the players.“This competition is directed at young and developing players so we want this program to assist players reach their potential because many of this players when they are young, they are still able to be moulded” said Mr Chow.The advantage of this program is that it will expose the young players to international level of competitions.Under the program, the PNG Under 23 Resident team will challenge New South Wales Country Under 23 Team.“This year they will come here and next year, our boys will travel to New South Wales. ..Beyond the partnership with NSW, this is a concept we want to grow and we will look at other competitions for our Resident’s Team going forward” said Sandis Tsaka, PNGRFL Sandis Tsaka.last_img read more

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CASA grounds airline after pilots fail test

first_imgThe Civil Aviation Safety Authority has suspended a Northern Territory airline from operating passenger flights after two pilots failed to pass the qualification test.Fly Tiwi’s licence was suspended this week when two senior pilots did not pass the flight safety test, ABC News reported. Ordinarily flying passengers to the Tiwi Islands, the company’s managing director John Hardy said the pilots will redo the test later this week but until then passengers can either charter a plane to the islands or find an alternative option. “I’m very hopeful that we will overcome this glitch soon by the end of the week or even sooner if we’re lucky,” Mr Hardy explained. Source = e-Travel Blackboard: N.Jlast_img read more

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