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Touch Federation gets K30,000

IT will coast Touch Federation of Papua New Guinea (TFPNG) over K100,000 to send a PNG side to the Seventh Touch Football World Cup in Edinburgh, Scotland.

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2010 AGM DEFERRED TO JUNE 2011

From the desk of President. 

"Thank you for your responses on the AGM and the majority and indications are clear that due to many factors amongst which are work commitments, costs factors, other events being held within the same time etc is now advised that the AGM is now officially deferred to June 2011, with exact venue and date to be confirmed in the December.

 

Apologies for any convenience caused.

 

Joseph J Yore

President-TFPNG

 

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REPORT ON – 102 TOUCH WORLD CUP 2011- TEAM ENTRIES-EDINGBURG. SCOTLAND

Papua New Guinea will be amongst 28 countries to the 7th Touch Football World Cup in Edinburgh, Scotland, to be played from June 20 to 26, 2011.

Visit http://www.touchworldcup2011.co.uk for further details.

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Seven centres for touch footy meet

TEAMS from East and West New Britain, New Ireland, the Autonomous Region of Bougainville, Madang, Northern and the National Capital District, will be vying for the ultimate prize at the 2010 National Touch Football championships.more

2nd National Championship:: 5-8 Aug - Kokopo

The Second National Provincial Championship is now confirmed to be held from 5-8 August 2010 at Takubar, Kokopo East New Britain.more

President's Report on Level I Australian Coaching Course

Touch Football PNG successfully completed a 3 days Level one Australian Coaching Course in Port Moresby from July 1 to 3, 2010. This is the second Level 1 Australian ticketed course run by TFPNG, with the first one back in 1991.more

50 graduate with Australian touch coaching certificates

TOUCH Football PNG has produced more than 50 level 1 and two level 2 Australian coaching ticketed coaches after the end of a three-day coaching workshop in Port Moresby last week.more

MASTERS & VETERANS TOUCH CHALLENGE STARTS

Touch Football PNG as part of its promoting a healthy, happy and fun work place, is conducting and managing a Touch Competition targeting workers over the age of 40 years for men and 30 years for women.more

2010 TFPNG Updates and Toksaves from Presidents Desk

Check update from TFPNG President's desk regardig 2010 plans and activities leading to the 2010 National Provincial Championship at Kokopo, East New Britain Province other issues.more

Lae Corporate Hosts Supa4 from June 13 -14, 2010

Lae Corporate Touch has finalized the draw for the 2010 Super4 Competition to be held from 13 – 14 June 2010 during the long Queens Birthday weekend.more

Tablebirds add touch to school footy

NIUGINI Tablebirds is the first corporate company to step in to support the school touch football competition.
The company’s regional sales manager Vincent Kaiser, when presenting the touch rugby balls yesterday, said the company was pleased to support the initiative taken by the touch federation.more

Dates set for corporate touch football

THE Corporate Touch Port Moresby (CTPM) has set the dates for the start of its 2010 season.
With plans to make it more available to the Port Moresby city residents in both the corporate sector and the communities, CTPM will be hosting its trials during the weekends.more
Touch Football PNG President Joe Yore appluads all participants

REPORT ON --National Provincial Touch Championship

National Capital District (NCD) won the CHAMPION PROVINCE Cup when it won 4 of the 9 divisional Titles during the August 27-29, 2008 first Provincial Touch Football Championship, here at Port Moresby Rugby League (PRL).more

Team NCD Wins 1st National Provincial Championship

It was a huge success in terms of provincial teams participation, satisfaction, media coverage, crowd & participants feedback, spectator turn out and behavior and venue. Of the 11 provinces nominated to attend only Southern Highlands failed to turn up.more

Bougainville and Madang Fox in final

The Autonomous Region of Bougainville will be proud of their open women division for making it into the grand final in the provincial touch football championship held in Port Moresby during the week.more
TFPNG President Joe Yore presents awards

PAU Super 6 touches on social issues

THE Super Six touch promotional tournament was successfully competed at the Pacific Adventist University (PAU) oval from Aug 10-17. The tournament ran for three weeks with 22 teams contesting in four divisions under the theme “Keeping You In Touch With God”.more
Lihir Minesite Touch Association (LMSTA) President Leo Kola rich with sponsors

Optimum Control & Berg Eng. Sponsor NIP Team

Lihir will represent New Ireland at this weekend’s National Touch Football Championships in Port Moresby.
The Lihir Mine Touch Association is sending a senior men's team, an open men's team and a junior under-19 team.more

Return match serves as WHP selection trial

Mt HAGEN Touch Association are ready to take on Banz tomorrow in a return match at the Gomis rugby league oval in Mt Hagen.
The boys and girls from the city went to Banz in the North Waghi district last week and this is the return match.more

Lihir to represent New Ireland in touch tourney

LIHIR will represent New Ireland at next weekend’s National Touch Football Championships in Port Moresby.
The Lihir Mine Touch Association are sending a senior men’s team, an open men’s team and a junior under-19 team.more

Touch footy boost from PNG Water Board

Touch Football PNG (TPNG) secured their second financial support from PNG Waterboard to help stage the national provincial touch championship in Port Moresby from August 27 to 29.
The sponsorship worth K5000 was presented to the TPNG president Joseph Yore at the Boroko office in Port Moresby yesterday.more
Seseve Lae, right presented with K5000 cheque by Api Leka of PNG Waterboard

PNG Waterboard earn right to touch division

THE PNG Waterboard has come to the aid of Touch Football Papua New Guinea (TFPNG) with a K5,000 sponsorship for the Open women’s division of the National Provincial Touch Championship next week in Port Moresby.
The sponsorship itself has won the company the naming rights to the division, which will be known as the PNG Waterboard Open women’s division.more

Bishop Brothers Open Women Pool B Minor Premiers

After the last round of 2008 Corporate Touch Port Moresby season, Bishop Brothers Bulldogs Touch Football Club is the minor premier in Pool B of the Open Women division.

As a token of appreciation, the sponsor Bishop Brothers Engineering Ltd General Manager Mark Hird congratulated the minor premiers with a new printed uniform at the cost of K1500 for their final playoff matches. Also another K5more
Hon. Jamie Graham, MP

MP praises touch competition

A TOUCH football competition in Port Moresby has drawn the admiration of a prominent politician for its open door policy.
The Executive Touch Football Association was launched recently in the national capital to involve not only the executives of both the public and private sectors in a healthy lifestyle but also people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) in order to free them of stigma and discrimination.more
PDA owner Daisy Apore (with glasses) presents K5000

PDA Investments Donates K5000

A locally owned company, PDA Investments have committed K5,000 to national championships.
Owner Daisy Apore said her company was please to assist the sport of touch football because the sporting code had the largest number of participants compared to the established codes.more

Bougainville enter touch titles

THE Autonomous Region of Bougainville is the latest province to have nominated to compete in the National Provincial Touch Football Championship to be staged in Port Moresby next month.more

Touch battle looms!

Touch Football Papua New Guinea executives are in full throttle preparing for the National Provincial championships. Port Moresby will host the event from August 27-29. All the matches will be held at Port Moresby Rugby League grounds.more
Below - CTPM Administration officer: Meke Maino

CTPM ready to play touch

CORPORATE Touch Port Moresby (CTPM) is prepared for this weekend’s inaugural NCD provincial touch championship.
CTPM will take on its city-based rivals Central Touch Association and NCD Touch Association at the Murray Barracks sports ovals.
The three associations will face-off in nine divisions and the best players in each division will be selected to represent Port Moresby in the national titles in August.more

Champions Prevail in POM 2008 IOO Series

Mighty Blues on Mother’s Day, Sunday 11th of May 2008 claimed their third consecutive Industry of Origin title to stamp their mark as the champion industry in Corporate Touch Port Moresby.more

Sir John Dawanicura - Secretary General to Ignite

Sir John Dawanicura – the Secretary General of Papua New Guinea Sports Federation will Officiate the kick-off of Open Men Game between the Mighty Blues and Great Whites Collars during the 2008 Corporate Touch Port Moresby Industry of Origin Series decider at Sir John Guise Stadium on Sunday, 11 May 2008. Sir Jay is surely set to ignite a fiery show of touch footy actions between the two rivals the Great Whites and Mighty Blues over the blue-ribbon match.more

Lihir Gold Mine Joins TFPNG

The Lihir Mine Site Touch Association (LMSTA) has affiliated to Touch Football Papua New Guinea. The association is made up of Lihir Gold Mine Ltd employees on the island of gold, Lihir in the New Ireland Province. LMSTA becomes the latest affiliate of TFPNG.more

Lae Corporate Starts Proper Season This Wkend

Lae Corporate Touch Association will start its 2008 season proper this weekend. It has started its preseason with Super Four.more

Mighty Blues Lead IOO after Round II by One Point

The Corporate Touch Port Moresby (CTPM) 2008 Series Industry of Origin Round II was exhilarating. Both camps were well prepared and displayed a class footy action for the fans and officials gathered at the Sir John Guise Stadium athletic oval in Port Moresby.more

PNG Touch Approach Silver Jubilee

Touch Football in PNG celebrates 24 years of existence in April of this year, with 2009 being the silver jubilee year of Touch Football in PNG as reporteded on Touch International Federation website.more

Origin round II in Corporate Touch POM

Corporate touch Port Moresby (CTPM) will have their second industry of origin round on Sunday at the Sir John Guise Stadium.more

Class and experience show out in women’ touch

CORPORATE Touch Port Moresby (CTPM) started its round 10 games last Tuesday night with a show of experience and some touch of individual brilliance from the women’s division.more

ENB tourney set

TOUCH East New Britain (TENB) will be hosting its fifth annual provincial rugby touch tournament on June 6 in Kokopo, East New Britain Province.more

Lae Corporate Touch Super Challenge Results

Gulf Poi defeatd Wild Cats 2-1 while Royal Remix defeated 3M Warriors 1-0. Check attached results compiled by Dennis and Rick Seeto of Lae Corporate Touch.more

Doulos Team Play Touch Footy

A SPECTACULAR touch footy showdown was displayed in Port Moresby on Tuesday when the visitors Doulos took on the Corporate Touch Port Moresby’s Dream Team in a friendly match.
It was not just an experience for the players in each team but a milestone for touch in Papua New Guinea. The CTP Dream team won 6-4.more

Touch footy in origin series

THE Port Moresby Corporate Touch (CTPM) kicked off the first rounds of the 2008 Industry of Origin series on Sunday at the Sir John Guise Stadium.more

Original battle lines in place in corporate touch

CORPORATE Touch Port Moresby (CTPM) will have its annual industry-of-origin best of three games series kicking off in two weeks time.
And the Great Whites and Blues camps have begun their trial matches to select their respective final squads.more

2008 CTPM Industry of Origin Series Begins

The first battle of the 2008 Industry of Origin (IOO) series will be held this Sunday starting 9:00m at Sir John Guise stadium. Touch Football PNG President Joe Yore will officially kick-off the 2008 IOO Series. Check attached flyer for further information.more
FIT News Update Page

PNG Touch Not Standing Still!

The Federation of International Touch (FIT) recognises the overhaul of Touch Football Papua New Guinea (TFPNG) management and change of its identities as posted on FIT website this week as its latest news update.more
FIT Logo

PNG Touch Not Standing Still!

PNG Touch Federation Inc has this year changed its name to Touch Football PNG (TFPNG).more

Touch of generosity from newspaper

WEEKEND newspaper Sunday Chronicle has jumped on the band wagon with Motor Vehicle Insurance Limited (MVIL) to co-sponsor the MVIL corporate touch team for this season.more
Deal sealed: TFPNG President Joe Yore, Patron Leon Buskens & Finance Director  John Melvin deal sealing

Buskens appointed as patron of TFPNG

Nambawan Super Ltd managing director Leon Buskens has been appointed the patron of Touch Football Papua New Guinea (TFPNG). TFPNG president Joe Yore officially announced this yesterday at a press conference at Era Rumana Building in Port Moresby.more

Central Touch Set for Feb 3

Central Touch Association is set for an early season on 3 February 2007, at Apex Park. The competition will run for one month before season proper starts.more

CTMP Elects New Executives

During its annual general meeting, Corporate Touch Port Moresby (CTPM) elected its new executives. The election was conducted by the chairman touch footy veteran John Kapigeno at Frangipani Hostel on March 30, 2008.more

The 2008 National Provincial Championship (NPTC)

The 2008 National Provincial Championship (NPTC) will be held in Port Moresby in August with Team NCD and Lae Touch Association to play host to teams from Morobe, East New Britain, West New Britain, Oro, East Sepik, Madang, Eastern Highlands, Western Highlands, Enga and Manus.more

Corporate Touch POM Set to Start with 22 Clubs

Twenty-two (22) corporate clubs have shown overwhelming interest to participate in the 2008 Corporate Touch Port Moresby (CTPM) season. A total of 97 teams to play in Open & Women, Senior Mix and Masters divisions.more
John Riumb PEIL MD rejoins touch

Corporate Touch Port Moresby starts preseason

Pacific Equities and Investment Ltd have re-entered the Corporate Touch Port Moresby Competition this season after a three-year absence. Pictured above is managing director John Ruimb throwing a pass to Buruka Lou-Isaac as the Open Women's team members look on. They are training for their opening match against Bishop Brothers. Mr Ruimb says he wants his staff to be physically fit and have an alert mind which he believes are essential ingredients for workplace productivity. - Nationalpic by Ekar Keapumore

PNG TOUCH FEDERATION Inc is now changed

PNG TOUCH FEDERATION Inc is now changed its name to TOUCH FOOTBALL PNG, effective as of today, 22 January 2007.more
Corporate Touch Port Moresby Logo (CTMP)

Companies pay up for Corporate Touch

Corporate Touch Port Moresby (CTMP)competition for 2008 starts on Monday ad deadline for affiliation for season 2008 is January 31, 2008more

MINI SP GAMES 2009

Selection for players and officials to the Mini SP Games in Cook islands in may of 2009 has began with some selections made during the 15th national touch championships in Port Moresby in September.more
New logo and name

LOGO, NAME & CONSTITUTIONAL CHANGES

The new way forward strategy requires change in Logo, name and constitution to reflect the image, identity and governance touch sport now portrays nationally and internationally.more

OTHER NEW CHAMPIONSHIP EVENTS

The new calendar events programmed for kick off in 2008 & 2009 also includes separate championships for juniors & senior-Masters, Mixed, Women and Open divisions only.more

NEW CHAMPIONSHIP FORMAT

The new executive has now established a new format national touch championship (NTC) beginning next year 2008, as part of meeting higher expectations of the PNGSF for PNG teams to perform well at the international events like the SP Games and World Touch Cup, as well as the national championshipsmore

AFFILIATION REQUIREMENT 2008 ONWARDS

All intending affiliates to PNGTF must now comply with the new pre-requisites to affiliation:more

NEW AFFILIATION DATE

In line with new calendar events penned in for 2008-9 season the Association affiliation fees of K500 will be now due and payable to PNGTF before February 28, 2008 and thereafter.more

NEW APPOINTMENTS TO TFPNG

The TFPNG executive have appointed certain people to key positions within the Federation and as allowed by the current constitution.more
2007 Telikom PNG National Touch Championship

Telikom PNG 15th NTC 2007 : : Staying in touch

MORE than 500 players from 10 associations in the country will converge to Port Moresby for 15th National Touch Championship this weekend.more

Touch football elects new office bearers

PAPUA New Guinea Touch Football Federation has elected its new office bearers for the next two years.more

Madang set to stay in touch

MADANG will be looking to defend their men’s open title when the 15th national touch championships kicks off today at Murray Barracks in Port Moresby.more

New Executives Elected at AGM

The September 13 Annual General Meeting saw the election of new office bearers for the PNG Touch Federation Inc for the year 2007 to 2009, during the 2007 National Championship, Port Moresby.more

PNG touch Teams doing well in XIII SP Games

According to Rick Seeto, the Papua New Guinea coach for touch rugby, his team played
their game very well. As a result of that, his team won their first two matches. This success
is because the players had been turning up to their training consistently, which shows their dedication
to their sport. Their first match was with Niue, in which they got
4 points and Niue got 1.more
Muruks Team at Brisbane

TEAM PNG MURUK CREATING WAVES IN BRISBANE IN TOUCH

The PNG touch teams to the South Pacific Samoa named PNG Muruk are currently in Brisbane for their lead-up matches. And they are making waves so far, winning their first two games last Friday night at Usher Parkast against Kings Ridge indigenous teams.more
Team PNG

PNG touch team focus on `debt

THE Papua New Guinea men's open touch rugby team is focused on settling a four-year debt against archrivals Fiji in the 13th South Pacific Games in Apia, Samoa.
The team felt they were robbed of a gold medal at the 2003 SP Games held in Suva, Fiji.more
The Mighty Blues icon (above). Siwi Aipe- Team Leader (below) during the finals.

Mighty Blues show why they are good

The Mighty Blues from the blue-collar industry clubs of Corporate Touch Port Moresby's (CTPM) association retained the annual Industry-of-Origin shield after last Sunday's third game in this year's series.more

Superfund in upset win in touch competition

NASFUND upstaged the 2006 champions PNG Sustainable Development 6-3 in the Open Menís Division of Corporate Touch Rugby League on Thursday night at Lloyd Robson Oval.more
The U18 Women Champions, The Mighty Blues!

Industry of Origin Glory - The All Wining Team

Under 19 Junior Women Helped Mighty Blues Retain Origin and Perpetual Shield.more

THE STAGE IS SET FOR INDUSTRY-OF-ORIGIN GAME # ONE

Corporate Touch Port Moresby (CTPM) has confirmed the dates & venues for its upcoming Industry-of-Origin challenge.more
Kelly Kissing(LaeCorp) scores against Manus

Madang Concludes 14th NTC

The 14th National Touch Championships has just concluded in Madang over the independence weekend with over twenty-two associations taking part in the 2006 touch festival and over 1,000 players participating over the five day event commencing on Friday and concluding with finals on Tuesday.more

Madang Touch Plan for 2006 National Championship

THE Madang Touch pre-season competition kicked off successfully over the weekend with 16 teams participating in both men and women's divisions.more

Lae Corp Retains Title After 13th NTC at Lae

In front of a packed crowd of 3,000 reigning champions Lae Corporate makes it three peat as they retained their title in the PNG Touch Federation Championships held over the independence weekend.more

Central Bags 12th Coca Cola NTC Title

Finals thrill crowds despite a host of controversies host Central Touch Association claimed major tittles in three divisions and finished on top of their rivals at the Coca Cola National Touch Championships during the finals at the Murray Barracks Oval yesterday.more

Port Moresby Hosts The 12th Coca Cola NTC

About 1000 players and officials knuckled down for the various tittles on offer at the Coca Cola PNGTF National Touch Championships in Port Moresby during the Queen’s birthday weekend.more

PNG Touch Federation Falls Victim to Crime

PNG Touch Federation has fallen victim to the current crime scare in the country which has triggered warnings against travel to PNG by Australia.more

Lady Carol Kidu Opens 12th Coca Cola NTC

Minister for Community Development Lady Kidu again stressed yesterday that sport was an important tool for community.more

Lae Corp Come from Behind to Win Open Men Title

Uncharacteristic errors began to creep into their games while the more composed Corporate side began to take control. From there the momentum began to shift Corporate way. The aggressive Rabaul side were behind on the scoreboard and they were getting frustrated by a watertight defence.more

Picturesque Kokopo - 11th Nationals Ideal setting

The picturesque town of Kokopo was the ideal setting for the 2003 National Touch Championships. With over 19 associations represented at this year’s championships making it a successful one.more
11th Nationals 2003- Rabaul

19 Association, 83 Teams participate 11th NCT

In the gazelle peninsula the interest in touch has just exploded with the National Touch Championships being hosted by the Raluana Touch Association. Everyone wanted to be part of it with 83 teams taking part in seven divisions from 19 associations. With five associations from East New Brittain alone – Raluana, Rabaul, Tomadir, Vunamamir and YDF.more
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