PNG athlete returns after completing degree

2015 Pacific Games gold medallist, Sharon Kwarula, is back in Papua New Guinea after earning her associate’s and bachelor’s degree in the United States and completing a year of post-graduate training.

After seeing much success on the track and the classroom overseas, Kwarula and Athletics PNG expressed mutual interest in utilising her skills and experience in the sport and in business.

 Athletics PNG has facilitated Kwarula’s enrolment in continuing education courses in International Business from the University of New Mexico and its own High-Performance Administrative Development.

Otto Wafia, who also spent time at College in the USA as well as team manageress Nola Peni, have been extended the same assistance.

Athletics PNG secretary Phillip Rehder said individuals returning from the USA will boost their capacity in a much-needed way.

Sophie Yaruso