Papua New Guinea Olympic Committee (PNGOC)

Jack’s of PNG Partnership

The Papua New Guinea Olympic Committee (PNGOC) has welcomed Jacks of PNG as a partner for the year 2021.

PNGOC Corporate Manager Ian Leklek welcomed Jacks of PNG after the retailer provided ‘Walk Out Uniforms’, for Team PNG attending the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

“The Team PNG uniform is always one of our biggest costs and having Jacks of PNG on board to provide in kind sponsorship of Team PNG Walk Out Uniforms has greatly reduced that burden on Team PNG’s Games Budget,” said Leklek.

Team PNG contingent confirmed

The contingent includes Chef De Mission, Tamzin Wardley (former treasurer of PNGOC), two members of general team management, a chief medical officer and a physiotherapist.

Sir John also confirmed that three Papua New Guinean sports leaders will perform administrative and technical roles at the Tokyo Olympic Games in their respective capacity outside of Team PNG.

Auvita Rapilla, PNGOC Secretary General, is attending the Games and IOC Sessions in her capacity as IOC Member.

PNGOC hosts gender equity workshop

The gender equity and inclusivity program is part of the organisation’ social and corporate obligation to raise awareness and dialogue on current cross cutting socio-economic issues, affecting our communities.

PNGOC board member and chair of the gender equity committee, Iammo Launa, emphasised the timely need for such workshops which discuss the tough issues that need to be talked about.

Launa said there was a need to openly discuss such issues particularly, the topic to “End Abuse & Violence Against Women and Girls”.

PNGOC team to meet with national federations

The meet will run from the 28th of September to the 4th of October 2020. Prior to these meetings, all National Federations will be required to submit all JC requirements by Friday September 18th. Specific requirements have been shared with all the National Federations concerned.  

Success at Victorian swimming champs

The annual event, held from the 12th to the 14th of January at the Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre (MSAC), saw some of Australia's best swimmers race in preparation for the Commonwealth Games trials being held at the end of February.