28 Jan 2012

Sport: Late hiccups but PNGRFL AGM set to go ahead

7:18 am on 28 January 2012

Despite a late hiccup, the Papua New Guinea Rugby League Federation is poised to finally elect a new administration today.

An AGM was meant to have been held by the end of November last year but infighting and court battles delayed proceedings.

In December the two parties came to an agreement but as of Friday morning the court action had still not been withdrawn, with some affililates

The Highlands Region Development Officer, Joe Tokam, who has been organising the AGM, says their attempts to withdraw the court action have been held up by the recent political instability in PNG.

But he says the matter will be resolved in time.

"It can happen and then that's going to bring rugby league back and I don't think everybody involved in rugby league, the rugby league executive, would like to see that. I mean people are really frustrated - they want to get the AGM, get the bodies and let them run the affairs, that's all they're looking for."