Basketball a great success for rural centers in PNG
Not many basketball players in the rural areas of PNG have gone out to the national arena to take part in basketball but National Souths Basketball tournament was held a success after giving these rural based players an opportunity to showcase their hidden talent.
Not only that, PNG a land of the unexpected with diverse culture, customs and more than 800 plus language is a bit pretty bit hard task to run tournaments where at some stage techincal directors find it very hard to do coaching and referees clinics.
PNG is one of the many countries in the world that puts sports as an instrument to build relationships among the waring tribes, bring peace to the community and most importantly unite these diverse cultures and traditions they have.
Funding is one of the worst factor that hold back the growth of basketball, however people go out their own way to still play basketball whether it be at the grassroots or national level.
A strong sports advocate and member of Parliament for Mendi Paston Issac Joseph has been supporting the concept of bringing basketball to another level thus introducing the super six series next year.
Pastor Joseph who is also the deputy governor Southern Highlands Province, the province currently booming with influx of people from all over the world for this LNG project have spoken highly of rural players taking part in sports especially in basketball that can be the only way to keep them busy and destort them from unwanted criminal acitivities.