The Port Moresby Netball Association - (POMNA)
The Port Moresby Netball Association, situated in the nation's capital city, is the main formally recognised netball competition in the country.
Most, if not all of the current national team squad members are selected from this competition because of its better access to facilities.
It has a formal competition which runs as a winter
sport season dissimilar to the normal Australian season which runs as a summer
sport. The Port Moresby season commences in late April/early May of each year, and depending on the
size of the competition, ends in late August, early September of each
year. POMNA is affiliated to Netball PNG as a full
The current competition does not have a sponsor, however each of the main clubs have sponors. The sponsor for the premier division championship in 2012 was the REXONA brand again through exclusive distributor BNG Trading Company Limited.
The premier division will contest the Rexona Cup in this and future seasons. The Rexona Cup will be the centre piece of BNG Tradings Sponsorship of POMNA through its brand name "Rexona" and the appropriate slogan, "it won't let you down"
The inaugural Trophy was won in 2010 by Paramana Netball Club.
There are some 46 clubs affiliated to POMNA in 2016. These are spread across 8 senior Divisions and 5 junior divisions.
these there are only seven clubs that field teams in the bulk of the
divisions and a handful that field several senior and junior teams. The balance are simply ad hoc arrangements and often one or two team clubs.
The main clubs are Esco Telstars, Monier Paramana, City Pharmacy Rebels, Credit Corporation Sparrows and Snax Mermaids. Other substantial clubs include Raukele, Aroma Coast and Mona.
City Pharmacy joined Paramana to win the Premier Division Championship for the first time since entering the competition, beating Paramana, the 2010 premiers in their first ever grand final appearance. Paramana claimed the 2010 championship after six epic attempts against long time rivals Telstars.
The win brings to 5 the number of clubs that have now won a premier division championship.
The most successful club is Telstars who have won over 30 premier division pennants over a 45 year association with POMNA.
Divisional champions for other divisions for the Association can be seen on this link.
The Port Moresby netball competition is run formally under international rules and are governed by all the playing regulations passed by IFNA. The administration executive is elected every two years from representatives or nominees of affiliated and financial member clubs.
The current executive comprises;