25 Nov 2011

Sport: PNG rugby league AGM on hold

11:17 am on 25 November 2011

The Papua New Guinea Rugby Football League's Annual General Meeting will not go ahead this Saturday following a ruling from the country's High Court.

A group of 19 clubs from the Highlands Region disputed the legitimacy of the meeting, and argued that the interim chairman John Numapo went beyond his powers in increasing the affiliate fees to be paid by clubs.

Justice Ambeng Kandakasi ruled in their favour and said the interim administration must show that the AGM notice and requirements of the meeting complied with the organisation's constitution.

The former General Manager of the PNGRFL, and now Highlands Region Development Officer, Joe Tokam, says it was the right decision and they hope an AGM can be held within the next couple of weeks.

"We're just looking forward for Mr Numapo to come up with the answers to satisfy the court ruling but we definately want to get the AGM the sooner the better and get a full board members on the directors of the board of PNGRFL to continue serving rugby league for the good of rugby league development and in terms of the general public in the country."

The matter has been adjourned to Monday next week.