Oceania Athletics

17 to rep Melanesia in Oceania Cup

Thirteen PNG athletes have been selected for the 17 strong Melanesian team that will compete against Micronesia, Polynesia, Australia and host, Northern Marianas.

The Oceania Cup has been brought back into the calendar in Oceania to align with the Oceania and World Athletics strategic plan to create more international competition opportunities for the athletes in the region.

Previous editions of the Oceania Cup have been held in Vanuatu , Samoa and Australia. Saipan was chosen this year as it has the best facility in the Pacific Islands.

Women empowered through leadership course

The course was facilitated by Oceania Athletics and provided participants with an up-to-date understanding of strategic communication, project management and leadership concepts in sports and business.

Emphasis was placed on the special opportunities and changes in the field of leadership and the increasing changes for women in a global context.

Oceania Athletics Development Officer, Regan Kama, said the course was a success with the main goal of empowering women achieved.

Oceania Athletics program in EHP

The program will focus on race starting, which is quite a technical exercise. It will feature participants from around the region, as well as eight overseas participants.

There will also be a women’s leadership seminar that will focus on the IAAF curriculum on what defines a leader. Topics such as gender equality and diversity will be covered, and stories from women on their real life leadership experiences will be shared.