Tafea vs Malampa in PO Tournament
Not only that the Province of Origin tournament has pulled out some of the best performances in the national championships with national reps playing for their respective provincial teams, but the fight to win the five hundred thousand vatu cash prize ($US5,000) has built the momentum in the whole tournament among the teams and the fans alike. Eventhough the tournament was originally innitiated in Port Vila, the pool games have attracted high officials from the provincial governments to the Vanuatu capital.
The Saturday 29 grand final day will begin with the third placing play off between Torba and Sanma, and the grand final between Tafea and Malampa will kick off at 3pm at the Port Vila Stadium. The runners up of the tournament will receive 250,000 Vatu ($US2,500), and the third place will receive 100,000 Vatu ($US1,000).
Meanwhile, chairman of the Province of Origin tournament, George Iapson has announced that all the provincial teams will benefit from the tournament. He says each team will receive 50,000 Vatu cash ($US500).
In addition, organisers are exploring the possibility of having a end-of-tournament `kaikai tugeta' to celebrate the end of the first year of the tournament. Another group of people to benefit from the PO Tournament will be the Youth of Port Vila and surrounding villages. Recently the major sponsor of the PO Tournament, the Department of Youth and Sports, appointed an Inter-suburbs Youth Tournament Committee to organise some Youth Competitions.
Mr Iapson confirms that the PO Committee has decided to give some of the money from the PO Tournament to supporting the Youth Programs, especially the up-coming Inter-suburbs U13 7-aside Football Tournament to kick-off on the 26 of November.
Last Modified on 05/11/2005 22:04