2017 VI Commonwealth Youth Games

Team PNG youth return with higher goals

Despite returning without a medal this time round, the team was grateful for the opportunity to be a part of this year’s Commonwealth Youth Games and have set higher future goals for themselves.

“The main purpose for Team PNG was to expose our young athletes to a higher level of competition and a multi-sport Games environment, and each of them achieved that which is a great building block for the future,” said Team PNG Chef de Mission, Michael Henao.

Team PNG heading home

“Earlier in the day we attended and participated in an interactive learning program called "Athletes Lab" where participants talked about social issues affecting the Commonwealth in the context of sport and we discussed solutions, “said Chef de Mission, Michael Henao.

He said Team PNG attended the closing ceremony at the Thomas Robinson Stadium in Nassau and are now all packed and looking forward to returning home.

“We will be arriving at Jacksons Airport on 28th July at 12pm flying Qantas,” said Henao.