Team PNG

Sibling Sailors Arrive in Tokyo

The Numa pair will be making their Olympic debut and will be participating in the Laser Sailing class events at the Games. They will become the first PNG sailors to compete in the Laser events. 

Their competition commences on 25th of July and they will compete in two heats a day through to the 30th of July.  

Teariki Numa will be competing in the Men’s Laser event in a field of 35 boats and his sister Rose-Lee will be sailing the Laser Radial class, in a field of 44.

8 Represent PNG

Athletes representing PNG are Ryan Maskelyn and Judith Meauri in swimming, both in their respective events, Dika Toua and Morea Baru, also in their respective weight category and divisions, John Ume in boxing in his weight category of 57 – 63kg, Rellie Kaputin in athletics and Sailing duo Rose Lee Numa and Teariki Lee Numa.

First PNG athlete at Olympic village

He touched down in Tokyo, Japan, on Sunday (18th July), led by Chef de Mission Tamzin Wardley and her management team along with his coach, Mark Keto.

Ume will become the 14th Boxer to represent Team PNG and will become Olympian number 65 when he competes on 25 July in the lightweight division (57-63kg) at the Kokugikan Arena.

Team PNG will be participating at their eleventh Olympic Games after their first appearance back at the 1976 Montreal Olympic Games, and will be represented by eight athletes from five sports.

K1m Sports Partnership

Minister for State Owned Enterprises, William Duma, presented the cheque to PNGOC yesterday.

SP Brewery, Trukai Industries and Brian Bell Group also gave PNGOC financial assistance this week.

KCH’s partnership with PNGOC is a three year commitment worth K3million, over a three year period from 2021 to 2023.

The funding will support the implementation of the Team PNG’s new performance strategy 2021-2024.

Trukai Backs PNGOC

The team received a cheque of two hundred and fifty thousand kina today. It was signed to the PNG Olympic Committee (PNGOC).

PNGOC President Sir John Dawanincura thanked Trukai Industries for its ongoing support of more than two decades.

“I’d like to acknowledge the support from Trukai Industries to Team PNG in this challenging times and I want to thank them for their continued partnership and commitment,” said Sir John.

Trukai Industries CEO Alan Preston said Trukai is happy to support Team PNG athletes traveling.

120K For Team PNG

The funding will assist 8 athletes and officials.

PNG Olympic Committee Secretary General Auvita Rapilla said,”Our target is to hit seven hundred and fifty thousand kina and we are on target to reach the amount in order to send our team PNG to the Olympic Games.”

Chairman of Brian Bell Group Ian Clough said,“Brian Bell as a locally owned company has always supported sports in PNG. We are a happy to announce that we will support Team PNG with one hundred and twenty thousand.”

PNG Olympic Committee President Sir John Dawanincura received the cheque from Mr Clough.

SP Brewery Boosts Team PNG

Team PNG received a K143,000 cheque from SP Brewery in Port Moresby to assist the  Team prepares for the 2021 Tokyo Olympic Games in Japan.

Corporate Affairs Manager, John Nilkare, said the SPB has a strong and long-term relationship with the PNG Olympic Committee (PNGOC), dating back as far as the early 1980’s, during the days of the Pepsi Fun Run, when it was the major sponsor.

He said the Company has supported sports through other marquee events such as the SP Sports Awards, since 1992, in partnership with the PNGOC and PNG Sports Foundation.

PNGOC launches new plan

The plan runs from 2021 to 2024, and has four key focus areas for the organisation, its members and stakeholThe planning process commenced in August 2020 through an external consultant, where there was an inclusive review and refinement process that involved national federations, athletes and coaches, working committees, board, management and staff.

Team PNG gets support

The cash sponsorship was presented by SP Brewery yesterday at the SP Brewery Office at Gordon’s, Port Moresby.

“We are here today to show our appreciation to SP Brewery for their continued support to Team PNG in these challenging times,” stated Chef De Mission, Tamzin Wardley.

“Financial support is hard to come by however, Team PNG is very fortunate to have such a great partner in SP Brewery.


Team PNG athletes graduate with distinction

Three received special awards at the 27th Graduation Ceremony last Friday in Port Moresby.

Three of the six athletes who graduated from various fields finished in the top three with karate athlete, Buruka Chapau, awarded the dux after finishing first in his Certificate 3 in Information Technology course. His classmate and PNG football athlete, Roland Bala, came in third place.

Volleyball athlete, Annrika Garena, got second place in the Certificate 3 in Business course. She was also selected to speak on behalf of all the graduands.