Sika officiates community sports program

Themed “Senisim Pasin,” the youths will be engaged in sports as a platform to stop them from taking part in illegal activities.

The 3-month sports program was launched by NCD Metropolitan Superintendent Silva Sika at the June Valley community oval on Sunday November 12.

When officiating at the sports program, Sika said law and order issues are happening every day in the city involving youths, and such programs will stop youths in the community from moving around and participating in these activities.

Pariwa keen on moving sports

Governor for Madang, Ramsey Pariwa when closing the Momase Regional Youth Games, said from next year and onwards, a budget will be set aside for sports in all districts.

This comes as a pathway for change in Madang for youths to embark on.

Pariwa said not only can sports decrease law and order issues, but through sports, SMEs, cultures and tourism is promoted. He encouraged youths to take up sports in each of their districts.

Reviving sports in schools

The Government's Lead Agency for Sport is working harder to identifying and initiating sport development programs to maximise opportunities for sport as an integral component of nation building. 

The revival efforts following prolonged hiatus of the past two decades, is expected to become a nationwide initiative after the Port Moresby attention currently underway.

There are currently two programs that are operating with the support of the PNGSF at the Sir John Guise Stadium.

Popondetta school hosts successful carnival

The event commenced in the morning with an opening address by Executive Officer Edward Mimino, who highlighted the school's progress and development, emphasizing the significant role of sports.

Sheldon Deilala MPA, the Sector Chairman for Education, also addressed the students, teachers, and parents, urging the students to prioritize their studies for their future success.

City hall commits to making sports inclusive

On Sunday 30th April, NCD Governor Powes Parkop when presenting the cheque said the City Hall is committed to supporting all sporting codes to ensure sports become a platform for development, gender equality, creating champions and instilling good values.

The financial support was to sponsor a one-month soccer pre-season hosted and managed by the Port Moresby Soccer Association (PMSA). The cheque was presented when the pre-season was entering its final rounds of the season.

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.