Distance runners on track for Pacific Games

first_imghe distance squad is undergoing a final week of training with coaches Peter Deane, Bernard Manau and Paul Komba at the National Sports Institute in Goroka.The squad had their last competition before the Games with athletes looking super fit for the athletics competition which is to run from July 13-18.Middle and long distance runner Kaminiel Matlaun recorded a 54 second first lap in the 800m and went on to record a Pacific leading time of 1min 53.1 seconds.The womens race started in similar fashion with Jenny Albert, Cecilia Kumalalamene and Tuna Tine all reaching the bell in a very fast 64 secs and the three were still closely bunched at 150m to go.Sapolai Yao recorded the second best 3000m steeplechase of his long career (9min 30.9 secs) and teammate Skene Kiage clocked a personal best 9min 39.7.In the womens race Rama Kumilgo maintained the outstanding form she showed at the Oceania Championships as she finished well clear in 11min 15secs.Poro Gahekave pushed Miriam Goiye all the way in the 1500m as both athletes recorded personal best times with Goiye clocking 4min 46.3 secs and Gahekave 4:47.0.Mary Kua ran an impressive personal best 18min 38secs in the womens 5000m.Coach Manau thanked the NSI for its support over the last six months and said that the results show that this has been a hugely successful program.PNG’s distance runners had not done that well at the Pacific Games in recent times and the athletes were determined to make a very strong showing this time.//Ends// QNlast_img read more

PNG win gold in women’s soccer

first_imgIt was Marie Kaipu’s goal in the 21st minute of play that gave PNG the win.The second half was dominated by the New Caledonians who threatened to score but solid defence kept them out.In the bronze medal play off, Cook Islands beat Samoa 2-1.last_img

Kimbe hosts sports tournament

first_imgThe 12 LLGs are, Bialla, Cenaka, Hoskins, Mosa, Kimbe Urban, Bali Vitu, Gloucester, Gasmata, Kandrian inland, Kandrian coastal, Talasea and Kaliai Kove.The games commenced on Tuesday  and will end on Monday December  13,  with a variety of sporting codes being contested.The Touch coordinator for the games  Paran Fidelis announced the Touch divisions in  the Open mix, women’s and men’s division were already playing.Volleyball, basketball, soccer, netball, hockey, kick boxing, taekwondo, boxing, weightlifting, bodybuilding, rugby sevens, Rules football and rugby codes will be contested  over the four-day competition. Patrick Mavihi and  Dickson Kote could not be contacted to confirm financial assistance from the Provincial Government for this four-day tournament.Paran Fidelis only confirmed that the Touch teams registered each team from the LLGs with K300 a team and K20 player’s registration fee to participate for touch only.Asked whether trophies will be presented to individual best players or teams, he stated that this will be confirmed by the Provincial Sports Office.last_img read more

Crowd builds up for Hunters and Devils match

first_imgIt is expected to a big turnout here with supporters still making their way into the stadium as the clock ticks down for kick off at 6.30pm.The match will be televised live on TV Wan Sports HD.A curtain raiser between Port Moresby Rugby League competition teams Brothers and Tarangau is currently underway.last_img

Walker admits shock over Origin selection

first_imgWalker was moving into his new apartment at the time of Daley’s call which only added to the excitement of the day.While ultimately stoked by his selection, the 21-year-old Australian international admitted he hadn’t been in the best form of late for the Sea Eagles.Walker is hoping his Origin debut will do him the world of good in what has been a tough initiation in the halves since his off-season move to the Northern Beaches.”I believe this can put me back into some good form. Club footy has been tough this year in terms of there being so many injuries and us having a different spine every week,” Walker told NRL.com. “I was surprised [by the call up]. I’m not going to lie about that. But I will be taking my opportunity with both hands.”It would’ve been better if he called me a little bit earlier because I wouldn’t had to have packed but I was so stoked to get the call,” he added with a laugh. Daley – speaking at the Origin I announcement on Monday – said he expects Walker to revel in the representative environment.With Walker touted for a utility role off the bench, Daley said nobody could doubt the Mascot Jets junior’s ability despite not being able to put a finger on his best position. “People forget Dylan’s only 21. He’s won a grand final, he’s played for Australia. He’s playing for a new club in a different position but has plenty of ability and I’m confident he’ll go well on Wednesday week,” Daley said. “What I do know about Dylan is that he’s a footballer. He adds a touch of class to the team, he’s got brilliant speed, plays on the ball and I’m sure tired forwards wouldn’t want to see the likes of Dylan Walker popping up in the middle of the park fresh.”The opportunity for Walker to be 19th man for New South Wales in Origin II last year, he believes will hold him in good stead. “Doing the warm up, I was more pumped than anything and to be able to actually play this year will be amazing,” Walker said. “I have never been one to get too nervous before games but will have to wait and see how I go with this one.”last_img read more

Hunters trailing 12-2 at break

first_imgBoth sides tested each other in the opening minutes in a tussle to get early points on the board.After gathering up some momentum, the Jets found the try line in the 12th minute through fullback Carlin Anderson, who flew over to score on the wing.Anderson added the extras for his own try to put the home side out for an early 6-0 lead.The Hunters put the pressure right back on the Jets from the kick off with a good set of six that brought them within striking range to score.A penalty to the Hunters 10 metres out gave them first points after Noel Zeming lined up the ball and struck it through the posts.But the Jets continued to build pressure and this turned into more points in the 26th minute when quick hands to spread the ball out to winger and fellow Papua New Guinean Richard Pandia to cross over for a first for the game.Anderson converted right from the sideline to make it 12-2.last_img read more

WNB sports coordinator observes Athletics Championships

first_imgHe said while accompanying Team WNB to the National Athletics Championship his team of administrators were present to closely observe how events were organised as part of their preparation.Through a partnership with ADB and National Sports Foundation, Kimbe will have one of the best venues for future national events such as the current tournament.Apart from the PNG Games West New Britian hopes to put to good use the excellent sporting facility that is being built.Gaga said: “We want to bid for the National Athletics Champions in 2017 and that is why observing how this event is being run is important for building our capacity as well.”He pointed out that there are very good athletes in the provinces that  never get the opportunity to participate in such events given the costs to travel to Port Moresby or Lae where these championships are always hosted. By taking the championships to the provinces we can discover talents that are there and this can contribute towards raising our National Team’s ability to do even better in regional and international events.“We want to be the first to host a National Track and Field Championship away from these two traditional centres, Lae and Port Moresby,” Gaga said.last_img read more

PNG HP partners with The Voice

first_imgThe partnership was made official last week with a signing between the two organisations.The partnership sets out four important agreements which are; 1. Cross Promotion,     2..Development Workshop/Programs, 3. Networking Events and Community ActivitiesSports Director of PNG HP, Aaron Alsop said the PNG HP Sport was really excited to partner with the team from The Voice Inc.“They are a reputable organisation that are leading the way in conducting leadership programs for young people in PNG.“Our sport industry identifies many natural leaders. It’s important that we continue to strategically develop & mentor PNG coaches, athletes & administrators in life & leaderships skills.“The Voice Inc will support us to do this with their wonderful programs across each of our regional High Performance Centre’s of Excellence,” said Alsop.Executive Director for the TVI, Barbra Thomas said she was also very was excited about the partnership saying the organization has a vision to see generations of young people driven by purpose, confident in themselves, and being able to contribute meaningfully to their communities.“We’re really excited to have signed this partnership with the High Performance Sport centre in Port Moresby because we recognise the importance of sports in the development of young people who are, I can say are a majority of athletes in sport,” said Thomas.She added that at the Voice, they believe in the power of an enabling environment, and that the program is a powerful environment for young elite sportsmen and sportswomen to come in and be trained and be pushed towards their potential.“We believe that through this program they can be also be developed holistically as a person as well, and we believe that working in partnership with the High Performance, we will be able to see amazing young people, not just amazing athletes, but amazing citizens, come out of this program.“I guess this is what PNG needs and we believe in adding value where we can that is why we are here and we are excited to have signed this partnership today,” said Thomas.last_img read more

Hunters behind at break

first_imgThe Hunters found early points in the 4th minute of play off from the boot of Noel Zeming from a penalty. The Hunters gave away too much possession which allowed the home side to capitalise. It started in the 17th minute that saw Devils halfback Todd Murphy spin out of a tackle to score the first try of the game. Murphy converted his own try and had a hand in the second try 8 minutes later, putting through a cross field kick that found the hands of Luke Pollock to catch and score. Murphy added another 2 points before the break through a penalty to put the the score out to 14-2.last_img read more

Ten ways to order clothes from the closet and save even more space

first_imgUnless you have an infallible tactic, it is very likely that organizing the closet and keeping it in order will be an impossible mission. The way clothes are distributed is defined based on the space we have, the size of the wardrobe and the lifestyle we lead. However, these ten ways can be applied to any closet.When we organize the closet we make everything easier to find. This way you will always know where your favorite sweater is, the jeans that fit you best or the clothes to go to work. And when you have a special event to attend, you can quickly locate what you need.How are we going to achieve such an ideal organization? If you work through these steps, you will be able to master the order of your closet:1. Separate clothes from hanging from folding clothes. This simple ploy will help you see how much space you have to rearrange the closet and where to place the clothes.2. Bet on simplicity. One of the best tricks to gain space inside the closet is to place the most common things in an accessible and accessible place, and those that you do not normally use, store them in a more hidden place. Tidy closet. Image: Pixabay All depending on the space, the size of the wardrobe and your lifestyleWork through these steps to master the order of your closetcenter_img 3. Take advantage of other furniture in the room. You can gain space inside your closet by combining it with a symphonier or a dresser. Not only will this offer you extra volume, but you can store the unused clothes in the drawers and occupy the closet with the daily clothes.4. Multipurpose hangers. These types of products have the ability to hang several hangers. Made of metal, wood or plastic, multipurpose hangers allow you to organize clothes vertically and allow you to save storage space in the closet.5. Use soda sheets on wooden hangers. To know how to organize the interior of a closet you have to know some tricks. If you have soda plates and do not know what to do with them, you can place them on the hooks of the hangers to place another. 6. Less hanging clothes. Hang only the clothes that need to be hung, such as delicate shirts, jackets or pants. 7. Store clothes in suitcases. No need to spend an eye on organizers and boxes, take away space and money. A suitcase, in addition to serving to store a smaller one, can be used to put seasonal clothes, comforters or sheets inside it. 8. Store the accessories behind the door. With hooks, bars or ropes it is possible to fix pins behind the doors. This trick is ideal for easier access to accessories, such as pieces of jewelry, scarves or handbags.9. Order your shoes in the lower part of the closet. If you needed to find solutions to store your shoes, it may be enough to install bars in the lower part of the closet. Place them so that the shoes do not fall and you will have space to place many pairs.10. Don’t waste the top of the closet. A simple way to maximize the space of your closet is to store your luggage or boxes on top of the closet. In this way you will always know where the bedding, comforters or seasonal clothes are placed.last_img read more