High Performance Sport Centre farewells PNG Palais

Papua New Guinea Palais were farewelled today by the High Performance Sport Southern Centre for Excellence today.

Palais will depart Port Moresby on Wednesday to participate at the inaugural Oceania Rugby Women’s Championship in November.

The 15s team will play against Fiji on November 5 to qualify for the World Cup Qualifier.

The 7s team will participate at the Oceania Sevens Championship from November 11-12 against Fiji, Australia, Samoa, Cook Islands, Tonga and the Solomon Islands.

The players were given a mental preparation self-talk and motivational talk by PNG netball team Pepes’ captain Lua Rikis who has been an elite athlete for over 16 years.

The team was also taken through a session on the importance of physical preparation to improve their performance.

Personal development coordinator at the High Performance Sport Southern Centre for Excellence, Richard Ora said they wanted to provide the support for the team as they’re representing the country and their families as well.

Palais coach John Larry thanked the High Performance team for organising the event which provided a moral boost for the players.

 Team Captain Margaret Nauai it’s a privilege and honour to lead the team and encouraged the players to do their best and make PNG proud.

Quintina Naime