GG encourages PNG athletes

Governor General Sir Bob Dadae has encouraged PNG athletes to do their best and not be intimidated by other athletes or teams from other countries.

He urged the athletes to be confident and believe in themselves and stay focused.

Grand Chief Sir Bob and wife Hannah Dadae are at the 21st Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia, at the invitation of the Australian Governor General Sir Peter Cosgrove.

Whilst in Gold Coast, Sir Bob and Lady Hannah met the Prince of Wales, Charles, and his wife, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, and attended the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Games.

They also attended several sporting events including weightlifting and boxing in which PNG’s Morea Baru and Dika Toua won silver in their respective sports.

The Governor General will visit Griffith University in Brisbane today before returning to PNG the next day (10th April).

Grand Chief Sir Bob attended the Griffith University in 1994-1995 where he graduated with a Master’s of Business Administration (MBA).

(Team PNG athletes and officials with the Governor General, Sir Bob Dadae, and his team at the Commonwealth Games Athletes' Village at the Gold Coast during his visit on 3rd April – Picture: Team PNG Facebook page)

Freddy Mou