PNG Games

Mendi ready for PNG Games

At a recent media conference, Chairman of the main host organising committee, Sape Molumi, revealed that construction work on the main stadium for the track and field events is now in progress, including facilities for the other team sports.

Despite the negative publicities and the sequence of events that had occurred earlier this year, Mendi and Southern Highlands as a whole is ready to welcome visiting provincial teams to the games once the PNG Games Council gives a thumbs up.

Inadequate access to water undermines participation: Report

The research also identified a range of constraints including limited access to clean toilets; ongoing water shortages; limited availability of soap for handwashing; an absence of facilities for women and adolescent girls to manage menstruation; and lack of accessible facilities for use by people with disabilities.

The findings will be launched on February 8th, and will inform the PNG Sports Foundation’s current review of the national sports policy.

24 sports for PNG Games

8 Ball Pool

Athletics

AFL

Basketball

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NCD police to offer support PNG Games

This was the assurance given by the NCDC Urban Safety Director, Paul Komboi who explains that they can do arrests and even attend court should the situation arise.

Komboi says that these personnel are duty officers on secondment from their stations hence they can be used to assist in with normal police work and duties.

“They can help by attending to complaints and help prevent or deter crime in and around the main game venues and locations”, he said.

Team NCD ready for 7th PNG Games

NCD Governor, Powes Parkop confirmed that the athletes’ flights have been booked and are ready.

He said the almost one year wait is now nearing an end adding that officials have secured their accommodation in a local school in West New Britain.

“The team is ready to go and prove that they are champions in their different sporting codes.”

Parkop is confident that the team will make NCD proud and bring back home the title in this year 7th PNG Games 2017.

Trukai backs PNG Games

The PNG Games will be held in Kimbe West New Britian Province from the 18th of November to the 02nd of December.

Meantime, the West New Britain Governor just this week confirmed that his province is ready to host the games while accommodation is the only issue yet to be sorted out.

The official presentation of the K50, 000 cheque will be done today at the Trukai industries at Konedobu in Port Moresby.

SME prepares for PNG Games

With less than 20 days to go, Taubar Trading, located at Kapore, which is close to the Kapore mini stadium, is one of those SMEs.

Owner, Nenet Porchy, says his wife and family have been looking forward to the games and have been preparing for the last couple of months.

In an interview with TVWan News, Porchy says: “We are looking forward to the games and have stocked up to serve athletes coming from other centres.

“We are also serving our community in our oil palm blocks and confident to deliver to the people.”

Security preps on track for PNG Games

This is in anticipation for athletes and officials coming into Kimbe for the PNG Games this November. 

Outgoing Provincial Police Commander for West New Britain, Jim Namora assured this and thanked his personnel for their commitment and dedication to duty.

Chief Superintendent Namora will be taking up his new post as the Director for the Special Services Division (SSD) in the Port Moresby, NCD.

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The funding of fifty thousand Kina is made available through the Olympic Solidarity programme.

 

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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.