Papua New Guinea Olympic Committee

Team PNG athletes get scholarships

The athletes come from the sports of karate, volleyball, basketball and football, and are studying under a scholarship in IBS’ certificate program.

Secretary General of the PNG Olympic Committee, Auvita Rapilla, thanked IBS for providing this opportunity which greatly boosts the athletes’ chances of getting a job and securing their future in a professional career.

She also commended the athletes for taking the initiative to pursue an education and also thanked their sports for supporting them.

Final endorsement process for Team PNG

The Papua New Guinea Olympic Committee Justification Committee will be in charge of this.

The National Federations of the 28 sports on the Samoa 2019 Pacific Games program have been reminded by the PNG Olympic Committee of the requirements that need to be submitted by February 27th.

Secretary General of the Papua New Guinea Olympic Committee, Auvita Rapilla, said the justification process is very important and sports must meet all the requirements if they want their athletes to be considered for the Games.

Kumul Petroleum supports Team PNG

KPHL came on board to support Team PNG prior to the Pacific Mini-Games in Vanuatu last year with K500,000.

An additional K500,000 was also committed to Team PNG to assist with getting the team to the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.

President of the PNGCGA, Sir John Dawanincura, was grateful to KPHL’s managing director, Wapu Sonk, and his board for recognising the importance of supporting PNG’s elite athletes to the XXI Commonwealth Games.

Commonwealth Games hopefuls step up training

With the support of the Papua New Guinea Olympic Committee, Papua New Guinea Swimming Inc organised for the two swimmers, both 17, to train in Port Moresby for the week leading up to a competition in Australia.

PNGSI Secretary, Carly Pini, said the two swimmers departed for Brisbane on Wednesday this week. They flew to Melbourne on Thursday and were to be joined by experienced PNG swimmer Ashley Seeto.

They are currently competing at the 2018 Victorian Open Championships being held at the Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre (MSAC) from January 12-14.

Athletes encouraged to be good ambassadors

Dawanincura reminded the athletes that they are not only representing their country but also their sport and families.

He urged them to support each other and work as a team to achieve their goals in the game.

“As Team PNG, support your fellow athletes and together aim for the best results that you can muster.

“The vision of the PNG Olympic Committee is to inspire and unite Papua New Guineans through sporting excellence and success.

Sir John praises Trukai for continued support to sports

He said this after Trukai Industries General Manager-Sales and Marketing, Andrew Daubney, presented a cheque for K500,000 from the Trukai Fun Run to the PNGOC yesterday.

The cheque was to support Team PNG to the 2017 Pacific Mini Games in Vanuatu in December.

Dawanincura said Trukai has been supporting a number of sporting teams and associations which includes the PNG Weightlifting Federation and the PNGOC.

He thanked Trukai and acknowledged their support of PNGOC through the Trukai Fun Run for the last 18 years.

K50,000 for PNG Games

The funding support of K50,000 is made available through the Olympic Solidarity program.

Secretary General of the PNG Olympic Committee, Auvita Rapilla, said the PNG Olympic Committee recognises the importance of the PNG Games to the country’s sporting landscape in terms of talent identification and sports development.

Rapilla acknowledged the Oceania National Olympic Committee (ONOC) for approving the grant to support the PNG Games under the Olympic Solidarity program.

PNGOC conducts annual audit of compliance

 

Secretary General of the PNGOC, Auvita Rapilla, reminded National Federations to comply with Clause 7 (e) “Every Member and Affiliate must provide to PNGOC the Minutes of its Annual General Meeting and a copy of its Annual Report and Financial Statements not later than 6 months after the end of its financial year”.

Among the requirements that PNGOC is reminding its member affiliates of, is the new requirement in the PNGOC Constitution which relates to membership to the PNGOC.

VIDEO: Giving is winning

Hanuabada village has produced many great Team PNG athletes and officials for Papua New Guinea and the fiery tragedy is an opportunity for Team PNG to repay their efforts and show its support for the big village.

 

Carolyn Ure with more 

 

 

PNGNOC clarifies issues on acquittals

A report in The National newspaper of November 11, 2016 stated that the 2015 Pacific Games Organising Committee failed to acquit K11million of funds in 2013 and that the Auditor General did not audit the financial statements of the company.

President of the Papua New Guinea Olympic Committee, Sir John Dawanincura responded that all due processes were followed in the acquittal of the funds.