TOUCH FOOTY PRISCILLA HARRY [email protected] THE Port Moresby Corporate Touch will be coming down hard on teams and clubs to ensure a smooth running of the competition. President Barrow Kirupana said this when stressing the importance of in-house rules and regulations to guide and improve competition He said it was the foundation for the competition that is staged at the Murray Barracks Oval every Sunday. Kirupana said the onus was the clubs and teams to follow the rules and abide by the regulations set and agreed to by the executives. The competition has 24 teams participating in the open mix and women’s divisions, and 26 sides in the open men’s category as the season progresses into the fourth game of the first round. The deadline for registration has already closed. Kirupana said they will be awarding points to those clubs who have paid their full registration fees. “If you are one of those expect to have your points knocked out starting this Sunday,” he said. The executives have also decided to remove teams from the competition after three consecutive forfeits. Clubs that are fielding players in the junior division (six years old to 15) should have their names submitted to the executives. The ages for players eligible to compete in the senior mix is 27 for female and 29 for male and above, for the Masters (35 for male) and 30 for female). Kirupana said clubs should field their players accordingly. The association will also be holding its AGM next Thursday and clubs are advised to submit their names of their representatives.