PNG Olympic Committee

Women's football loses advocate

Seen as a trailblazer for the women of Papua New Guinea, Davani featured in the first ever Papua New Guinea women’s national team in 1988 and helped them to their first Pacific Games title in 2003. In 2016 she was appointed as chairperson of the Women’s National Soccer League.

She was also the first Papua New Guinean woman to become a judge.

OFC and PNGFA President David Chung said Justice Davani’s loss will be keenly felt by the football community both locally and regionally.

Team PNG salutes Justice Davani for contribution to sport

From the Team PNG president Sir John Dawanincura and officials the team extend their heartfelt condolences to her husband John, her sons Reginald, Peter, Cecil and Alexander, and her family and relatives at this most difficult of times. “We stand together with them in prayer”.

Team PNG salutes Justice Davani for being an outstanding Papua New Guinean both on and off the sports field.

 Her contributions to sport were as varied as they were immense, and spanned a period just shy of four decades.

Special Olympics plans to set up programs nationwide

Currently SOPNG is only established in the National Capital District, Central Province and Bougainville.

SOPNG president Takale Tuna says they’re slowly getting there in establishing programs in other provinces.

Tune said the support of PNG Sports Foundation has been great and SOPNG is actually piggy backing on their disability sports program.

He added that the volunteers are actually being trained by the PNG Olympic Committee and PNG Sports Foundation.

National federations must comply: Sir John

That is the word from President of the PNG National Olympic Committee, Sir John Dawanincura, who was in Lae over the weekend.

The events include the 10th Mini Pacific Games in Vanuatu in 2017, XXI Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia, XVI Pacific Games in Tonga in 2019 and the XXXII Olympics in Tokyo, Japan.

Another significant event expected to see the country participate globally is the Olympic baton relay that passes through PNG as part of its Oceania leg in 2017, apart from the mini Pacific Games that same year.

PNGOC ensuring benefits of life after sport

PNGOC is taking the lead in promoting excellence for life after sport for the country’s elite sports men and women.

It has established a program to cater for this through its long term partnership with the Institute of Business Studies (IBS).

It is through this partnership that the Athlete Excellence Programme (AEP) was established for elite athletes.

The programme aims to offer elite PNG athletes the opportunity to obtain educational qualifications through the IBS Diploma and Certificate courses.

Trukai raises K500,000 for Team PNG

The cheque presentation took place yesterday at the farewell for Team PNG at the Taurama Aquatic and Indoor Centre, Port Moresby.

Trukai general manager of sales and marketing, Andrew Daubney explained that the money for Team PNG was raised from the annual Trukai Fun Run.

“We had a record sale of 100,000 shirts and participation of 70,000 people in the Fun Run this year across 16 provinces in the country.

“But more importantly, it raised money for Team PNG to go Rio and participate in the biggest sporting event in the world,” said Daubney.

PNGOC completes Day One of Olympic Week

The first visit was to the Badihagwa Technical Secondary School and the second to the Lahara Birdwing Primary School.

Students from both schools were taken through different activities, a quiz on the Olympic Movement and also given educational awareness on the Olympic Values and the importance of sports and education, and the lessons that can be learned from it.

Olympic Week

Based on the three pillars of "Move", "Learn", and "Discover", NOCs are encouraged to organise sports, cultural and educational activities for all, regardless of age, gender, social background or sporting ability.

PNGOC will be running a series of activities over the course of a week to commemorate Olympic Day on June 23, 2016. The activities are targeted at various stakeholder groups including schools, communities, athletes, and corporate organisations. The activities will promote the Olympic Movement and the PNG Olympic Committee.

Week-long activities planned for Olympic Day celebrations

The goal of the Olympic Day is based on the three pillars of “Move”, “Learn”, and “Discover.” NOC’s are encouraged to organize sports, cultural and educational activities for all regardless of age, gender, social background or sporting ability.

Coincidently, this year’s Trukai Fun Run will be held in the same week and falls on Sunday 26 June to cap off a long week of activities.

Various sports will be involved in live demonstrations with students which will include Athletics, Archery, Football (Soccer), Basketball, Karate, Handball, Netball and others.

Sports Awards nominations open

The Awards recognises the performance and achievements of Papua New Guinea athletes during the period January 1 to December 31 2015.

Similar to last year, there are 12 categories including Male and Female Athlete of the Year, Team of the Year, National Performance of the Year, Junior Male and Female Athlete of the Year, Best Sportsperson with a Disability and Sports Media Award.

Nominations can be submitted by anyone including national sporting associations, individual sportsmen and women, coaches, administrators, clubs, sports officials, the media and the public.