Track, field champs this week

Athletes around PNG are preparing to travel to Port Moresby for the National Track and Field Championships at the Sir John Guise Stadium.

The championships will begin after lunch on Friday August 24 and continue all day Saturday and Sunday.

Apart from Central and NCD Teams, teams from Kerema, Lae, Goroka, Wabag, New Ireland, East New Britain, Kokopo Town and Simbu are expected to attend.

Athletes will compete in under 16, 18 and Open Divisions.

Para events will also be featured with three para athletes already confirmed to compete with the able bodied athletes.

 With the 2019 Pacific Games now less than a year away, Athletics PNG coaches will be looking out for new talent as well as assessing the form of existing team members.

President Tony Green said the Championships are an important part of the process of selecting the team for the Games but performances in various competitions over the next six months will also be considered.

Press release