Trukai supports Touch Football PNG
Trukai Industries under its Roots brand has announced its support for a rugby touch football tournament in Port Moresby.
The Touch Football Papua New Guinea Inc. recently received a total of K8,400 sponsorships of cash and kind. This include merchandise, rugby balls and rice which will go towards supporting their National Touch Football Tournament that will take place in June.
The four days trial games will have 134 athletes display their skills to impress selectors who will choose the best to represent the country in touch rugby during the Pacific Games.
Trukai Industries’ Marketing Manager Maryanne Tom said this support through its Roots brand demonstrates its strong association within communities in PNG.
“Trukai Industries’ partnership with Touch Football Papua New Guinea Inc. (PNGTF) demonstrates its support for local sporting activities that promote fitness and a sense of community, and we wish all the athletes the very best in their trials to represent PNG during the Pacific Games,” said Tom.
President of Touch Football PNG Inc. Kevin Luana was appreciative of the support stating that the partnership will contribute to the development of touch football in PNG.
“This is the first time a corporate company has shown interest and has supported our initiative to help build touch rugby as a sporting code, said Luana.
The 134 touch football athletes were selected from previous tournaments held in Lae and Popondetta.
“From this tournament 20 athletes will progress to the next round then the final 14 will be selected to represent the country,” said Luana.
Trukai Industries will provide awards for the player of the match, best referee and bales of rice for all ten teams.
This National Touch League is set to take place from June 1 – 4 at the Sir John Guise Stadium.