Celebrating Coach Alex Gima

Their dedication and guidance play an instrumental role in transforming athletes' preparations into remarkable feats on the field. Today, we pay tribute to a true volleyball icon, the late Alex Gima, whose remarkable contributions have left an indelible mark on the sport.

With a legacy spanning both his time as a player and a coach for Team PNG, Gima's influence on volleyball has been profound. As a player, he experienced the thrill of the game firsthand, channeling his passion and skills into his coaching endeavors later on.

Better by the dozen: Inside Bellamy's coaching factory

That was the only advice Craig Bellamy gave to Jason Ryles before he addressed the Melbourne Storm playing group for the first time in his role as an assistant to the NRL’s current longest serving head coach.

“I was petrified,” Ryles said. “There was Billy Slater, Cameron Smith and Cooper Cronk in the room, and Craig was sitting there. I was just thinking, ‘what am I going to tell these guys’. But Craig never checked me, he never had a look at what I was presenting.

Coach impressed with talents at athletics champs

Newton, who has been working with Athletics PNG since 2014, was on the lookout for new talent that can be developed for the Pacific Games next year.

Accompanying him was Coach Luke Donatini who will perform the role of Coaching Director for the PNG Athletics team for the Games.

Newton was particularly impressed with Robert Oa of Port Moresby, who has been taking part in jumps competitions for the last couple of years.

“Robert is very raw and needs to improve his running technique, but that can be easily fixed,” said Newton.

7s super coach to attend POM fundraiser

A veteran of 22 seasons, Tietjens is regarded as New Zealand’s and the sport’s most successful coach.

He has coached well over 100 international Sevens Tournaments since taking over the New Zealand sides in 1994.

Under Tietjens, the All Blacks Sevens team has become the most successful in the world, winning four Commonwealth games gold medals, 11 HSBC World Series Sevens titles including the 2012/2013 series, and two IRB Sevens World Championship titles in 2001 and in 2013.

Female coach sets bar in soccer

Margaret Aka, from West New Britain Province, is setting the bar for women and girls who are passionate about soccer.

The former international is the first woman in PNG to receive an OFC B Licence. She is also the first woman to coach a soccer team in the 2018 National Soccer League.

So what drove this dynamic but humble woman to greater heights?

“What drives me the most is helping kids to realise their full potential not only in football but life in general,” Aka told Loop PNG.

Farah confirms split from Salazar

Farah, 34, said he was moving back to London, leading to his split from Salazar after more than six years working together.

The British long-distance runner said he would team up with Gary Lough, who has coached wife Paula Radcliffe.

"I'm moving back home, London, I really miss home," Farah said in a video posted on Twitter.

"Seeing my kids the way they were in the summer at the World Championships, I'm going to be back there. I'm very excited.

PNGRFL focuses on coach education

The program is being run by the PNGRFL in collaboration with the Australian NRL.

Rugby league coaches from all local leagues affiliated to the PNGRFL recently completed the first stage of the three phase program to achieve a PNGRFL coaching certificate accreditation to the NRL.

Program facilitator David Westley said they’re also looking at involving teachers at the school level so that the kids can be ready for the future to be a Hunter or a Kumul or even an NRL player.

Westley said all the coaches were very keen to learn during the coaching course.