​Athletics championships this weekend

​The 2017 Southern Regional Athletics Championships will be staged at the Sir John Guise Stadium this weekend.

The Championships will be hosted by the Port Moresby Athletics Association.

More than 400 athletes from NCD, Central, Gulf and Oro will be showcasing their talent and skill at the two-day event.

John Gitiri from the Port Moresby Athletics Association said he anticipates the Championship will be very competitive, especially in the senior divisions.

"Divisions to be contested are: U14, U16, U18 and the open or seniors.

"Both men and women will be competing in these divisions.

"The provincial team officials will also be using this event to finalise their athletes for the 7th PNG Games in Kimbe," said Gitiri.

He said the results from the Championships will be forwarded to Athletics PNG, and athletes who show exceptional talent may be considered for the development squad.

"The public is encouraged to attend the event and witness young talents displaying their skills," said Gitiri.

Troy Taule