Papua New Guinea Olympic Committee

Sports driving positive social change

The visit aimed to explore opportunities to use sports as a tool to promote peace and create positive social change through the existing United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

During Dudfield's visit, he met with the Chair of Olympism 365, International Olympic Committee Member, and Papua New Guinea Olympic Committee Secretary General Auvita Rapilla, as well as other key stakeholders in the country. Together, they discussed how to leverage sports to promote positive social change and create a better world.

PNGOC thankful for assistance

One of the main achievements for the PNG Olympic Committee was to see Team PNG make history by winning the most medals ever on foreign soil at a Pacific Games. This was achieved when Team PNG finished second on the medal tally at the 16th Pacific Games in July this year.

Apart from the Pacific Games success, PNG Olympic Committee was also able to run all its planned major events for this year, which include the Trukai Fun Run, SP Sports Awards, Prime Minister’s Corporate Golf Challenge and the PNG Sports Hall of Fame.

Team PNG athletes get scholarships

The athletes come from the sports of karate, volleyball, basketball and football, and are studying under a scholarship in IBS’ certificate program.

Secretary General of the PNG Olympic Committee, Auvita Rapilla, thanked IBS for providing this opportunity which greatly boosts the athletes’ chances of getting a job and securing their future in a professional career.

She also commended the athletes for taking the initiative to pursue an education and also thanked their sports for supporting them.

Final endorsement process for Team PNG

The Papua New Guinea Olympic Committee Justification Committee will be in charge of this.

The National Federations of the 28 sports on the Samoa 2019 Pacific Games program have been reminded by the PNG Olympic Committee of the requirements that need to be submitted by February 27th.

Secretary General of the Papua New Guinea Olympic Committee, Auvita Rapilla, said the justification process is very important and sports must meet all the requirements if they want their athletes to be considered for the Games.

Kumul Petroleum supports Team PNG

KPHL came on board to support Team PNG prior to the Pacific Mini-Games in Vanuatu last year with K500,000.

An additional K500,000 was also committed to Team PNG to assist with getting the team to the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.

President of the PNGCGA, Sir John Dawanincura, was grateful to KPHL’s managing director, Wapu Sonk, and his board for recognising the importance of supporting PNG’s elite athletes to the XXI Commonwealth Games.

Commonwealth Games hopefuls step up training

With the support of the Papua New Guinea Olympic Committee, Papua New Guinea Swimming Inc organised for the two swimmers, both 17, to train in Port Moresby for the week leading up to a competition in Australia.

PNGSI Secretary, Carly Pini, said the two swimmers departed for Brisbane on Wednesday this week. They flew to Melbourne on Thursday and were to be joined by experienced PNG swimmer Ashley Seeto.

They are currently competing at the 2018 Victorian Open Championships being held at the Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre (MSAC) from January 12-14.

Athletes encouraged to be good ambassadors

Dawanincura reminded the athletes that they are not only representing their country but also their sport and families.

He urged them to support each other and work as a team to achieve their goals in the game.

“As Team PNG, support your fellow athletes and together aim for the best results that you can muster.

“The vision of the PNG Olympic Committee is to inspire and unite Papua New Guineans through sporting excellence and success.

Sir John praises Trukai for continued support to sports

He said this after Trukai Industries General Manager-Sales and Marketing, Andrew Daubney, presented a cheque for K500,000 from the Trukai Fun Run to the PNGOC yesterday.

The cheque was to support Team PNG to the 2017 Pacific Mini Games in Vanuatu in December.

Dawanincura said Trukai has been supporting a number of sporting teams and associations which includes the PNG Weightlifting Federation and the PNGOC.

He thanked Trukai and acknowledged their support of PNGOC through the Trukai Fun Run for the last 18 years.

K50,000 for PNG Games

The funding support of K50,000 is made available through the Olympic Solidarity program.

Secretary General of the PNG Olympic Committee, Auvita Rapilla, said the PNG Olympic Committee recognises the importance of the PNG Games to the country’s sporting landscape in terms of talent identification and sports development.

Rapilla acknowledged the Oceania National Olympic Committee (ONOC) for approving the grant to support the PNG Games under the Olympic Solidarity program.

PNGOC conducts annual audit of compliance


Secretary General of the PNGOC, Auvita Rapilla, reminded National Federations to comply with Clause 7 (e) “Every Member and Affiliate must provide to PNGOC the Minutes of its Annual General Meeting and a copy of its Annual Report and Financial Statements not later than 6 months after the end of its financial year”.

Among the requirements that PNGOC is reminding its member affiliates of, is the new requirement in the PNGOC Constitution which relates to membership to the PNGOC.