Team PNG

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.

Team PNG qualifications for Tokyo 2020

Marie Keneke competed at the Oceania Judo Open Championships held in Perth, Australia, 3 to 4 November, in the 78+kg category. Keneke fought Russian athlete Kseniia Chibisora, ranked 14th in the World, in the Pool D round.

Keneke lost the bout but did enough to earn sufficient ranking points to obtain a qualification spot in the Continental Quota system. 


Team PNG needs effective communication: Officials

These were stressed during Team PNG’s 2019 Pacific Games evaluation workshop held in Port Moresby on Saturday by presenters from the Papua New Guinea Olympic Committee (PNGOC), PNG Sports Foundation (PNGSF) as well as the national sports federations.

Team PNG’s vision for the 2019 Pacific Games was to make history on foreign soil – this was achieved by winning 131 medals, the largest medal haul at an overseas Pacific Games, and in the process managing to nudge hosts, Samoa, to third place and claim the second spot on the medal table behind New Caledonia.