January 11, 2018

SP PNG Hunters get K3m boost

The SP PNG Hunters have secured a K3 million sponsorship through Kumul Petroleum Holdings Limited that will see the company pay K1 million a year until 2020.
The first payment of K1 million was made this week with subsequent payments of K1 million each to be made in January 2019 and
January 2020. KPHL has now become the Gold sponsor after Huawei, the previous gold sponsor’s term expired in 2016 which left a vacancy on the shirt sleeves of the Hunters jerseys.
Speaking during the cheque presentation in Port Moresby, managing director Wapu Sonk said they were happy to be part of the success of the SP PNG Hunters.
“Kumul has come on board at the request of the Papua New Guinea Rugby Football League board when Huawei pulled out after their sponsorship expired. The Kumul Petroleum Holdings Ltd board approved the companies to join the family of sponsors,” Sonk said.
“The Hunters program is a very successful program since its inception and has developed into a professional team, managed by a professional management team and the team has been doing well.
“Kumul Petroleum is a national oil company and our mission has been to share some of that wealth in helping Papua New Guineans through social development and supporting the government’s visions of development through sports.
“We are giving a sponsorship of K3 million and it starts in the 2018 season. On behalf of the board and management of KPHL, I want to thank the PNGRFL and the Hunters management team including the players and the coaches who have been successfully running the program for the great job. We are happy to be part of the success story that has been created,” Sonk
said.PNGRFL chairman Sandis Tsaka welcomed the K3 million commitment after they fell financially short
last season.
“Thank you to the KPHL board and management for making the commitment of K3million for the next three years earning them the title of Gold sponsorship. Their logo will be represented on the sleeves of the Hunters’ jerseys.
We had a short fall in funding after the vacancy left by Huawei but we managed to win the premiership,” Tsaka said. Post Courier/ONE PNG
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