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Santos and subsidiary, the repurposed PNG Biomass Project are platinum sponsors of the Papua New Guinea Defence Force Commander’s Rugby Cup Tournament and Golf Challenge in Lae, Morobe Province next month.

Military units both men and women throughout the country will be participating in the competition to build morale and unity and to commemorate Remembrance Day which has significant historical connection to the Papua New Guinea Defence Force (PNGDF).

In thanking sponsors, Chief of Defence Force Major General, Mark Goina acknowledged the continuous support of its partners including Santos. The Tournament will also be used as a platform to promote gender equality, peace and awareness against violence.

PNG Biomass Project Manager, Tau Homoka said Santos recognises the challenges with law and order in the country and will work in close partnership with the PNG Defence Force through various initiatives including the Commander’s Cup.

“We will use the opportunity to join with the PNGDF to advocate for gender equality, peace and an end to all forms of violence in our communities,” said Mr Homoka.

“We look forward to a successful tournament and may the best team win.”

The tournament will be played in three separate matches:

·         Men’s Rugby, 12 – 20 July 2023

·         Women’s Rugby, 12 – 20 July 2023

·         Mixed Team Golf Challenge, Wednesday, 19 July 2023

The first two matches will be held at the PNGDF Igam Barracks with the Golf Challenge to be convened at the Lae Golf Club.

Image: Chief of Defence Force Major General, Mark Goina thanking PNG Biomass Project Manager Tau Homoka for Santos’ continuous support.