The teams have been placed in four pools based on each team’s strength and experience.
The confirmed teams are Bumbu Barbarians, Kamkumung Crushers, East Taraka Spiders (Pool A), Beyond Dogs, Jaka Knights, 3-Mile Brothers (Pool B), Lufa Warriors, O-1 Yonki Titans, Kainantu Crusaders (Pool C), Madang East, Ramu Hauslain Dragons and Armsec Bulolo Miners (Pool D).
As part of that build-up the board has scheduled pre-trial matches for all the Northern Challenge teams, that was played on Saturday at the Lae rugby league outer ground.
The Northern Challenge will be played at the main Lae Rugby League Rugby League ground.
The competition, which is sanctioned by the Papua New Guinea Rugby Football League, is sponsored by Coca-Cola Amatil.
Teams that require information’s can call northern coordinator Mona Tonsy Clyde on 73292673 for details..