7th PNG Games

WNB looking forward to hosting Games

“I’m very glad to see that everything is in place for the Games. I’d like to thank the Governor of West New Britain and the host organising committee who have done so much for this very event.

“This is a very important occasion for the people of PNG, who will all be together in one place and the people of Talasea and West New Britain are there waiting and ready to welcome them.”

He added the province is excited about hosting one of the country’s biggest sporting events.

Games committee pleased with Telikom partnership

The PNG Games will be staged in Kimbe, West New Britain Province, from November 18- December 2.

“We are really pleased with this partnership going forward. We need coverage going forward from all mediums,” said chairman of the HOC, Reuben Kautu.

“We would like to bring the Games to the whole of PNG and we have a Papua New Guinean company supporting the Games to do that through television, radio and other mediums.”

Kautu added the HOC is ready to deliver the Games.

Firepower added for Team Gulf

Tua and Koime, who have had colourful careers in their respective sporting disciplines, are now involved as technical officials with Team Gulf.

Tua’s set a national record in women's long jump, 5.75m, during the then South Pacific Games in 1991 in Port Moresby.

This record was broken by Rellie Kaputin just before the 2015 Pacific Games with a jump of 5.79m.

Koime, on the other hand, was the former sprint queen before Toea Wisil broke her record of 11.37 with a time of 11.29m.

WNB govt secures PNG Games land

Governor Sasindran Muthuvel says the sporting facilities for the PNG Games will be a lasting legacy for the people of West New Britain.

The 7th PNG Games is among a number of other sporting events taking place in November and the ultimate aim, which is to see the games facilities completed on time, is soon to be achieved.

​No more delay for PNG Games: PM

He said there will be no more delays and the game will proceed as planned.

Prime Minister Peter O’Neill was responding to West New Britain Governor Sasindran Muthuvel, who was asking for government’s assistance in aiding sports men and women to West New Britain.

He said the game had already been postponed twice.

He added that the provincial government has already spent K20 million on infrastructure.

“Can the Government give some assurance that the games will still be played?”

NSI running competitions to prepare for PNG Games

The invitational meets are to help these provincial teams prepare for the 7th PNG Games in Kimbe later this year. Neighboring provincial teams are also invited to participate.

The competitions will provide an avenue for provincial teams to have competition experience and ensure they are Games ready come November.

Many Provincial teams have continued training since the deferral of the Games but have not had the opportunity to compete. Competing in these meets will encourage teams to stay focused on their preparations towards the Games.

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Tkatchenko: Having PNG Games in March was always the plan

Speaking at the press conference on the deferral of the Games to November, Tkatchenko said it was a big disappointment for him personally.

“I would have loved to have it in March. That was what I told the CEO of the PNG Sports Foundation, Peter Tsiamalili Jr. to stick to the dates and get the Games going.

 “But after reviewing all these issues like the venues and weather, it just would have made it very very difficult to host the PNG Games in March of this year,” said Tkatchenko.

PNG Games deferred again to November

The news was announced at press conference today held by Sports Minister, Justin Tkatchenko, CEO of the PNG Sports Foundation, Peter Tsiamalili Jr. and Deputy Chairman of the PNG Games Host Organising (HOC) Committee, Dacca Wagai.

Tkatchenko explained that after deliberations between the HOC and the PNG Games Council last night, a decision was reached to defer the PNG Games.

NCD women’s softball squad finalized for PNG Games

Team manager, Roddie Pidik Soweni released the squad this week after confirming three players (Julie Naime, Tessa Karai and Dessie Loniu) have pulled out due to work commitments.

She said Esther Xknijk and Annisa Markis have been slotted into the squad.

The squad: Carolyn Apelis, Christine Raphael, Esther Xknijk, Francine Malum, Joycelyn Paon, Jaura Dambui, Miriam Dapal, Nicole  Mamia, Quandalynne  Vinim, Roseeliakim Apelis, Annisa Markis, Vinnie Parom, Matilda Cholai-Pagal, Andrewla Moa.