Papua New Guinea Football Association gifted Wewak Soccer Association with 24 soccer balls to help develop football in their association.
The balls were given to Wewak Soccer Association president Mathew Chapok by PNGFA general secretary Dimirit Mileng as part of its plan to assist member associations in developing football in in each MA’s.
These balls were donated by the Spanish Professional Football Foundation, LaLiga to Papua New Guinea Football Association with the aim to promote the sport and its values as a tool of social inclusion which can support children, women and vulnerable groups of people in different contexts.
When presenting the balls, Mileng acknowledge Wewak Soccer Association to successfully implement the Meri Futbol concept last year which attracted girls from five primary schools competing in U-14 and U-16 divisions.
“The balls don’t belong to anyone personally. They are for everybody in the local leagues to use to play football,” Mileng says.
The Wewak Soccer Association is made up of eight clubs and is a member of Sepik Football Association which Mathew Chapok is also the president.
Chapok thank PNGFA and says football is developing well in the province and that further support from the mother body will increase the rate of progress.
“We have a total of 16 teams playing in our competition and we are so far happy with the development of football in Wewak, Chapok says.
“Football is moving strongly in our province and we are very happy to see some of our players selected into the national team.”