Basketball Federation of Papua New Guinea

PNG basketball official recognised

This is in recognition of his administrative skills and overall contribution to the growth of basketball in PNG.

Mea, the current Regional Manager of the PNG Sports Foundation, attended the 2019 FIBA Oceania Assembly on 4th May at the Voco Hotel, unaware of the honour about to be given to him.

He said it was a pleasant surprise and an honor to be given this award.

Third phase of Twilight Basketball launched

Children under 15 years played five on five from 5pm to 7pm; while 16 years and over tried their skills in the three on three matches played from 7pm to 9pm. 

BFPNG teamed up with the PNG High Performance through their Talent Pathway Program to deliver the third phase.  

Talent pathway coordinator and James Cook University – Honours Researcher, Kieran Sciberras, explained Twilight Basketball was not just about community engagement. 

Khalu steps aside as CEO

The 36-year-old cited family reasons for his resignation, and will head back to his hometown of Cairns to be with his father Paul, who his currently fighting an aggressive form of cancer.

“It is with sadness that I step aside from my role as chief executive officer of BFPNG at this time.

“However, being with my family is my absolute priority and especially helping my dad as he faces this battle,” said Khalu.

BFPNG president, Nick Daroa, endorsed Khalu’s decision and thanked him for his service to the sport.

​New basketball court for Para Primary School

This is one of the objectives of a youth empowerment program which is giving young men and women in Hela Province a chance to believe in their potential.

The youth empowerment program is a partnership between ExxonMobil PNG Limited (ExxonMobil PNG) and the Basketball Federation of Papua New Guinea, which combines basketball skills training with a concentration on teamwork, social skills, sportsmanship and life skills.

Knight calls it a day

Knight, who works as a sergeant with the Australian Federal Police, Papua New Guinea Australian Policing Partnership (PNG-APP), recently completed a 27-month mission based in Port Moresby.

Sergeant Knight worked in community policing at Gordon, Gerehu and Waigani, before moving into APEC planning.

During his service, he developed a strong connection with the BFPNG basketball family, adopting the position of special projects coordinator, a volunteer role in which he served for over a year.

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20 teams for basketball national champs

The event will start next Tuesday at the Taurama Aquatic & Indoor Centre in Port Moresby.

On the men’s side, Pool ‘A’ will feature Alotau, Kerema, PMBL #1, PMBL #3, NCDBA and Tubusereia #2, while Pool ‘B’ has Central 3X3, Daru, Kavieng, Lae, PMBL #2 and Tubusereia #1.

In the women’s competition, Pool ‘A’ will stage Daru, Kerema, POMWBL #1 and NCDBA, while Pool ‘B’ lists Kavieng, Lae, POMWBL #2 and Tubusereia.

The tournament format will see teams play round-robin pool games on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, before final matches get underway on Friday.

Search underway for basketball national team coaches and officials

Applications are being called for the positions of Head Coach, Assistant Coach and Team Manager, for both the men’s and women’s sides.

Interested candidates are encouraged to send their expression of interest and CV to BFPNG, before the closing deadline of Friday, April 28.

President of the BFPNG, Nick Daroa said it was an exciting time for the Federation’s national teams and high performance programs.

“2017 is a big year for basketball, especially at the national and international levels.

3X3 basketball action on this Good Friday

The Easter Challenge will be the first major 3X3 tournament of this kind conducted by the National Federation and a high number of teams are expected to participate across the four competition divisions.

CEO of BFPNG, Joel Khalu said along with the senior men’s and senior women’s divisions, junior players will also have the opportunity to do battle in the half court, with categories open to under 18 boys and under 18 girls.

Khalu added the 3X3 style was well suited to basketball players throughout the country.

New BFPNG Constitution promotes gender quality

This follows BFPNG’s Annual General Meeting held in Port Moresby last Saturday.

Under the new Constitution, BFPNG will set a benchmark with members to appoint two athlete representatives, one male and one female, for each of the nation’s four regions.

BFPNG President, Nick Daroa, said the newly-adopted constitution will also see 30 percent of BFPNG executives being female.