PAPUA New Guinea Rugby Football League (PNGRFL) chairman Sandis Tsaka (pictured) says his board does not recognize the PNGRFL national referee’s association.
Tsaka who met the executives of the whistle-blowers headed by Guma Opi last Friday, explained to them that under the new structure the referee’s association is non-existent.
He further challenged the body to get themselves organised as the PNGRFL believes that the referee’s body is a separate entity of its own, but play an important role and he want to work closely with those heading the body.
President Opi, accompanied with secretary Joe Peregua and treasurer Tony Kuni in an informal meeting briefly outlined their stance and issues.
Their issues stem from being overlooked for assistance for too long and appropriate measures in place for proper monitoring and assessments to be done, were on top of a list issues that was affecting the development and interest of young local referees.
Tsaka further said that under new structure there will be a referee’s committee being formed with a three-member panel.
“These positions will be advertised soon as well as committees for the judiciary and selectors,” he added.
He said these were part of the new developments taking place which includes the appointments of 13 development officers, two administration staff and two for the high performance training unit.
“I can promise that one member of your executive will be a part of that panel. Just get your act together with a submission or else you will be left out,” he said.
Tsaka further told the trio that there are huge opportunities ahead but need to be properly planned and mapped out.
He said there is a PNGRFL board meeting coming up soon where the referee’s could present their submission for the board to deliberate on.
Opi told Tsaka that they have up 112 registered referee’s around the country and would like to give them some hope for the future.
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