PNG Olympic Committee

Team PNG gets 344K boost to Birmingham

The funding boosts preparations for Team PNG to the 20th edition of the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, United Kingdom later this month.

The funds presented were raised from the sales of the 2022 Trukai Fun Run T-Shirts.

Trukai Industries Chief Executive Officer Alan Preston made the presentation to PNGOC. Preston said that Trukai was happy with its continued partnership with PNGOC to support Team PNG in its endeavour to promote PNG’s sporting talents in international competitions.

Team PNG Departs For Pacific Mini Games

Concerns due to COVID-19 pandemic has prompted the General Management Team to opt against a formal farewell reception.

The team is taking a contingent of 119 made up of 85 athletes and 34 officials including the General Management Team.

Team PNG will take part in five sports from the nine on offer and are expected to perform very strongly at this event.

Team Athletics makes up the bulk of the contingent with 37 athletes and seven team officials, followed by Va’a with 27 athletes and four team officials.

Team PNG Grateful For Support

In presenting the rice donation, TIL chief executive officer, Alan Preston, said Trukai has been a great partner of Team PNG and the PNG Olympic Committee for the past 23 years, and was happy to support Team PNG in both the Pacific Mini Games this month and the Commonwealth Games in July.

Accepting the donation, Chef de Mission to the Pacific Mini Games, Kila Dick, conveyed the team’s gratitude to Trukai for its continued support to Team PNG.

Sir John Awarded

He received the award yesterday during PNGOC’s team bonding in Port Moresby. 
Sir John has been instrumental in building the image and growth of what use to be Papua New Guinea Sports Federation & Olympic Committee (PNGFOC) since 1984 from humble beginnings as the first official staff member to what is now a high profile and a widely respected entity known as the PNGOC today.

Sir John was PNGOC Secretary-General from 1984 to 2010, a total of 26-years. In June 2012, he was elected President and currently serving his final term ending in June 2024.

Five Sports Set For Saipan Games

While the Pacific Mini Games will be hosting nine sports, Athletics, Badminton, Baseball, Beach Volleyball, Golf, Tennis, Triathlon, Va’a and Weightlifting, PNG will only participate in five.  

The five sports endorsed by the Justification Committee are Athletics, Golf, Tennis, Va’a and Weightlifting.

Beach Volleyball and Triathlon were not endorsed and will miss out due to non-compliance with the requirements. Baseball and Badminton National Federation opted not to participate in the Pacific Mini Games due to their team’s readiness.

Call To Support Fun Run Auctions

The auctions will be held in Lae on 24th of March at the Lae Yacht Club and in Port Moresby on 31 March at the APEC Haus.  

The Trukai Fun Run Auctions is one of two major fundraising events for the PNGOC held annually to raise funds for Team PNG to participate at international sporting events such as the Pacific, Commonwealth and Olympic games.

All funds raised this year will enable Team PNG to attend the Pacific Mini Games in Northern Marianas in June and the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham in July.

Team PNG To Saipan

Final endorsements of Athletes and Officials will be made when the Justification Committee meets on Tuesday 28th of February, next week.

Under the Papua New Guinea Olympic Committee, the Justification Committee is the body that deliberates and endorses sports and their top athletes to participate as Team PNG in Olympic, Commonwealth and the Pacific Games. 

Sports representing Papua New Guinea in Saipan are Athletics, Beach Volleyball, Golf, Tennis, Va’a and Weightlifting.

Yore Awarded Women’s Leadership Scholarship

The CWLP scholarship offers women in sport in the Commonwealth access to cutting-edge opportunities that empowers women to become leaders within their sport and community on their development journeys to being role models and agents of change to guide the next generation of women in sport.

This program will support participants to not only clarify their leadership ambitions and recognise their leadership strengths but importantly broaden the understanding of their roles in supporting equality within the Commonwealth Sports Movement.

PNGOC Marks 60 Years

It has experienced a long and colorful history through growth, transformation and changes in its name to what it is now known.

Since 1961, the mission of the committee was to develop the PNG athletes and prepare them for when they participated for and in major international multi-sports events in the Pacific Games, Commonwealth Games and Olympic Games.

This action aimed at embodying and promoting the values and principles of friendship, respect, non-discrimination, solidarity and universality through sport.

PNGOC, Trukai Announce Winners

The winners were announced at the PNGOC Office at Olympic Haus Boroko. Present were representatives of Trukai Industries Ltd and PNGOC to witness the occasion.

PNGOC Corporate Manager, Ian Leklek congratulated the winners and was grateful for their support with purchasing the Fun Run T-Shirts, as the proceeds go to funds raised for TEAM PNG in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

Leklek thanked the winners for their support also because despite the tough economic times our country is facing people are still lending a helping hand.