Roland Hure

Young PNG jumper awarded scholarship

Hure, a gold medalist at both the PNG Games and Pacific Mini Games in 2017, will join Benjamin Aliel, who will be starting his second year at South Western under scholarship on the same program.

The Oceania Australia Foundation have granted scholarships to many Pacific Island athletes through this program which is supported by the Oceania National Olympic Committee. Previous beneficiaries from PNG Athletics have been Wala Gime, Cecilia Kumalalamene, Sharon Kwarula, Theo Piniau and John Rivan. 

Passionate outgoing Gr 12 athlete recognised

20-year-old Roland Hure, from Barakau, Central Province, was one of the 281 Kokofa students who graduated yesterday in Port Moresby.

He is Gordon Secondary School’s 2018 sportsman of the year.

From the science stream of biology and chemistry, Hure was recognised at the 24th Grade 12 graduation ceremony.

This budding athlete, who scooped gold in the 2017 Pacific Mini Games men's long jump, managed to complete secondary school by giving 40 percent of his time to his studies, while the rest is dedicated to sports.