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Empower Youths Through Sports: Teacher

School teacher, Justin Mageru, was team manager for Sewiri Seeds, who took part in the first leg of the Satellite Rugby Union 7s tournament.

He was managing the team because he supported the idea of empowering the youth of South Fly District, Western Province.

Mageru said one too many times, he had seen youths being ignored or left out of active participation in the development of the district and province, and hopes that sports can change that.

Sepik FC outperform

     

enter the final round of the Women’s National Soccer League Northern Conference with more confidence, after their massive win against Morobe Tulip in last weekend’s match at the Sir Ignatius Kilage Stadium in Lae.

The newcomers have been on the up and up with some outstanding performance to maintain second spot.

Adding more icing on the cake to celebrate their pass into the semi-finals, was their 12 nil thrashing of Morobe Tulip.

This weekend March 6th, Sepik FC faces conference leader Poro FC.

Sportstok 7s on Track

     

With new interests coming in from other centers, Tournament organizers are calling on clubs yet to register to do so now before the deadline.

There are already overwhelming interests  for the annual Sportstok 7s Tournament coming from new teams from Alotau, Kavieng, Kimbe, Lae, Wewak and Goroka.

Being an invitational 7s teams that registered before the deadline of March 1st will get in.

With limited spots now available Tournament Director and franchise owner, Elsie Passingan is urging interested teams to register now or they will miss out.

TNA Cup grand final

The 2020-21 TNA Cup Grand Final decider is set for this Sunday between Chayil Panthers and Kupsy Rabbittohs, at Kundiawa’s Dickson oval, Simbu Province.

The Cup winners will pick up the major cash prize of K10, 000 while the Runners Up will settle for K7,000.

Both teams were pace setters of the competition and have been able to maintain their consistency and form right through top 5 play-off leading up the Sunday’s big dance.

Maprik plans for new sports facility

Local MP John Simon announced this at the opening of a week-long sports program for primary school children in the district recently.

Students from all over Maprik, currently on school term break, flocked the town to mark the occasion.         

The independence games started on Tuesday, in Maprik town.

The first two teams to go head on in the first match were the Maprik Catholic and Motunge primary schools.

Eight primary schools are competing in Soccer, Volleyball and Rugby league.

Parkop calls for PM to address ‘Sports Politics’

Governor Parkop said it was a said situation in the country where popular sporting codes administrations had been politicised affecting the potential of PNG athletes.

Governor Parkop said in parliament today that “sports Politics’ at the administrative level severely impacted PNG’s competiveness in sports affecting young sports men and women.

He pointed out the codes Soccer and Rugby Union which in the recent past made headlines over its administrations.

GG acknowledges sports

Governor General Sir Bob Dadae acknowledged sport as a unifying factor in the nation while at the same time, highlighting the passion and positive contribution that sport makes to the health of the nation.

The GG also acknowledged the role of the private sector in supporting sporting activities through funding and sponsorship necessary to make these events a reality.

The staging of sporting events in the world requires a good network of business people and individuals that can rely on each other for skills and experience.

SP Sports Awards finalists announced

Three finalists for each of the 11 categories were selected from a pool of nominations that came from all over the country.

Secretary General of the Papua New Guinea Olympic Committee, Auvita Rapilla, who made the announcement, congratulated the finalists saying it is a great achievement in itself.

“While only one of you will receive the award for your respective categories, all of you are champions in your own right.

“Being nominated and furthermore, being a finalist in the SP Sports Awards is a great achievement in itself,” she said.

Empowering women through sports

Ideally, the mention of Tahina Booth will always have avid local sport followers taken back to the 2015 Pacific Games when she fell short of representing the country in powerlifting.

She had not received her dual citizenship in time.

That would have been the end of it many would have thought.

Instead the part Iokea lass took a seed out from the experience and out from it sprouted the Grass Skirt Project, a Not for Profit charity. (www.grassskirtproject.org)

Seven-a-side tournament launched by Football Federation of PNG

According to President, John Kapi Natto the competition is more of a pre-season to gather interest from teams for the upcoming National Premier League competition.

To be spearheaded ahead by the Northern and Southern Conference, the tournament will run from March 17-18.

The Northern Conference will host their matches in Lae, while matches for the Southern Conference will be played in Port Moresby.

Kapi Natto said this is the first step forward for the newly established federation to run its competition for the 12 soccer affiliates in the country.