FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup

PNG U20 women back after US tour

They will head back to their base at the National Sports Institute in Goroka, Eastern Highlands Province, to continue preparing for the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup in November.

The Papua New Guinea Under-20 women’s soccer team gained a lot of experience during their seven-match US tour.

Coach Lisa Cole was satisfied with the tour, saying that despite the results, all players were given the game time.

FIFA Chief Emergency Sports Medicine consultant visits PNG

During his five-day visit, Professor Kramer and the Local Organising Committee medical team visited the Medical and Doping control rooms at the four match venues.

He also visited emergency medical service providers including St Johns, International SOS, the PNG Defence Force, the University of Papua New Guinea clinic and the Port Moresby General Hospital emergency section.

Professor Kramer said he was satisfied with the emergency medical service providers and their ability to attend to emergency cases as well as the emergency evacuation plan.

Preparations for FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup stepping up

A joint committee for security has been created for security operations during the World Cup.

This comprises of the PNG Defence Force, Customs, National Airport Corporation, Department of Transport, the National Maritime and Safety Authority, National Security Advisory Council, PNG Fire Service, NCDC and the Royal Papua New Guinea Constabulary (RPNGC) as the lead agency for public safety and security plans.

Chief Executive Officer of the Local Organising Committee (LOC), Seamus Marten said preparations are going according to schedule.

LOC determined to deliver a successful World Cup

The LOC met with the Department of Foreign Affairs last week on training venue and match owners to ensure that all goes well when the World Cup teams arrives in the nation’s capital.

The Department of Foreign Affairs who will be providing support through a committee comprising of  the National Agriculture Quarantine and Inspection Authority (NAQIA), Air Niugini, Department of Foreign Affairs, Immigration, Customs and National Airports Corporation to assist the LOC in areas that fall under their functions.

Program aims to increase popularity of women’s football

PNG Football Association in partnership with FIFA will launch the FIFA ‘Live Your Goals’ concept this Sunday at the Bisini Soccer Oval in Port Moresby to encourage women in football.

The objective of the campaign is to increase participation of girls and women, increase the popularity of women’s football locally, nationally and globally, spark, foster and generate excitement about women’s football.

200 days to FIFA U-20 women’s world cup

CEO of the Local Organising Committee (LOC), Seamus Marten said a lot has happened behind the scenes to ensure that PNG successfully hosts the World Cup that will run from  November 13 to December 3.

 “The coming months will be exciting because we will be launching the mascot, the trophy and the balls that will used during the tournament.

“We also have the tri-nation’s series between the PNG Women’s U-20 and USA and Japan, so it is quite an exciting build up for us,” said Marten.

Work on FIFA training venues progressing well

Chief Executive Officer of the LOC, Seamus Marten said the training venues will be ready by mid-August.

The venues are- Bisini, Sir John Guise, Murray Barracks, University of Papua New Guinea, Institute of Public Administration, Gerehu Secondary School, Gordons Secondary School, Port Moresby National High School and Port Moresby International School.

 Marten said work has already started with the first task to clear the top soil and the drainage system on the fields.

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Billboards for FIFA U20 World Cup going up

The first billboard went up last Friday outside the Jacksons International Airport.

A number of sites around Port Moresby have been identified for the other billboards to go up.

Billboards will also be going up in Lae, Morobe Province to further boost the excitement heading into November.

A number of key milestone events are expected to be launched soon.

The events include the launch of the official mascot, the volunteer program, ticket sales and the trophy tour.

Preparations stepping up for FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup

The meeting was to discuss how the LOC will work with the venues team during the hosting of the World Cup.

CEO of the PNGSF, Peter Tsiamalili said there are only six months before the tournament and the constant dialogue with the LOC will ensure that his team brings the venues up to FIFA standard requirements.

“This is a partnership and we need to work together to deliver the tournament, so it’s really a collective effort,” said Tsiamalili.

CEO of the LOC, Seamus Marten said this is going to be the biggest sporting event that will ever be broadcasted from PNG.