Team PNG

Team PNG departs for UK

Team PNG consists of 18 athletes in Athletics, six in Boxing, three in Squash, and each in Swimming, Table Tennis and Weightlifting.

"We are thankful for the support from all business houses who have come out to support us. It's been a tough couple of years for business and sports but CPL has always been supportive to sports development in PNG. These hygiene packs will ensure our athletes and officials have their hygiene is in check while participating in Birmingham," said Ian Leklek- Corporate Manager for the PNG Olympic Committee.

PNG Ready For Tahiti

After putting up a strong fight against a fast paced Vanuatu side 3-1 on Thursday in their first match of the OFC Women’s Nations Cup, the Nicola Demaine side is hopeful to come out on top against Tahiti in the Group B match tomorrow. Captain Meagan Gunemba will lead her force like she did in the match with Vanuatu and will depend on her forwards to fire on.


Injuries is also a concern in the camp as Georgina Kaikas and Faith Kasiray have fallen to injuries after the Vanuatu match, with Coach Demaine expected to change the line-up against Tahiti.

PNG Women Set To Meet Vanuatu

After completing two successful training runs at Uprising Resort Hotel Football Park at Navua, Coach Demaine is happy stating that her girls are looking forward to competition in the 3-weeks in the Women FIFA World Cup 2023 qualifying tournament.

“We have quantity and quality players who have been around together for some time, which can get the team through in the first stage of the tournament.

“We now focus on Group Stages of the tournament where PNG will meet Vanuatu tomorrow (July 14) and Tahiti on Sunday (July 17) before thinking of what come before us," she said.

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.

PNG Junior Tennis Team To Embark

The much-excited youngsters as young as 10-year-old converged at the Port Moresby Racket Club to attend a farewell hosted by parents and supporters.

The team leaves with their parents on an early morning flight to Nadi, Fiji.

The team comprises of 14 youngsters who will participate in respective divisions, U10, 14, and 16.

The tournament will include Fiji, Vanuatu, Kiribati, Solomon Islands, and Tuvalu.

The Eddie Mera and Abaigail Tere Apisah coached side is:

U/16 Boys

1. Christopher Kaiulo

Women’s Soccer Team Arrives In Fiji

The PNG women arrived to a warm Fijian welcome at Nadi international airport yesterday evening, accompanied by PNG Football Federation team.

The July 13-30 challenge at ANZ Stadium, Suva has attracted nine member associations, PNG, Fiji, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, New Caledonia, Cook Islands, Tahiti, Samoa, Tonga.

The PNG team is:

Goalkeepers: Faith Kasiray, Fidelma Watpore, Betty Sam

Athletics Announce Team For Games

However, Athletics PNG held off making any formal announcement of the team to ensure that only those athletes who were fit and ready to compete at the Games would be included in the final team.

The team includes 10 male and eight female athletes, 17 of whom who were nominated last year by the PNG Olympic Committee and endorsed by the Justification Committee.

President Tony Green said that the US based athletes selected were advised earlier this year for obvious reasons, as this had implications for their movements after the Mini Games in Saipan.

34 Athletes Confirmed For Commonwealth Games

Team PNG Chef de Mission, Michael Henao, this week said "with 23 days to go before the games and we’re pleased to announce that 35 athletes from the endorsed six sports are now hard at training.

Henao said this including 20 Athletes, who just returned from the recent Pacific Mini Games at the Northern Marianas.

Team PNG will be competing in Athletics, Boxing, Squash, Swimming, Table Tennis and Weightlifting.

He said of these sports, four athletes have qualified under the Regional Qualification Process confirmed by the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF). 

Para Athletes Impress

Athletics alone had the biggest number of 38 athletes and 7 officials including 4 Para athletes who contributed two Gold medals from women and men 100m sprint.

From PNG’s Games record-breaking medal tally of 80 medals, athletics alone contributed 62 medals from its track and field events including six from the Para athletes.

In the men’s 100m sprint ambulant –Steven Abraham for PNG picked up Gold and Bronze in Javelin.

In the women’s 100m sprint ambulant, Dorna Longbut picked up Gold for PNG and Bronze in the Shotput Event.

Athletes Performed Above Expectations

Team PNG Chef de Mission, Kila Dick said many athletes have lifted their performances to the standard of the Games and this was indicative of the results, where PNG won 33 Gold, 28 Silver, and 19 Bronze, bagging 80 medals.

“Although we only entered five sports, Athletics, Golf, Tennis, Va’a and Weightlifting… it demonstrates the capabilities and the qualities of our athletes, especially the sport of athletics, weightlifting, and tennis,” Dick said.

Athletics won 5 Gold, 7 Silver, 7 Bronze.

Team Tennis, collected 4 Gold and 2 Silver. This was won by: