The National Sports Institute is embarking on a much-needed programme of competitions over the next few weeks as it stages a series of invitational meets for Highlands Region Provincial Teams and the neighboring provinces taking in the PNG Games in Kimbe later this year.

The purpose of this series of competitions is to provide an avenue for provincial teams to have competition experience and ensure they are Games ready come November this year. Many Provincial teams have continued training since the deferral of the Games but have not had the opportunity to compete. Furthermore, competing in these meets will encourage teams to stay focused on their preparations towards the games.

The first of the series of competitions was Kickboxing, staged on the 5th – 7th May 2017. Teams from Eastern Highlands, Simbu, Mt. Hagen, Enga and Hela province participated at the kickboxing competition and a number of Provinces expressed their gratitude to NSI for the initiative to stage the competition.

The second series of competitions will be conducted on the 26th – 28th May and will include Athletics (U16 and Open Division), Boxing and Volleyball.  This will be followed by the third series on  1st – 3rd June 2017 consisting of weightlifting, powerlifting, bodybuilding, Touch footy, darts, and snooker.

Another inclusion to the second series is the NSI Road Relay. Teams wishing to participate at the road relay should contact Samu Sasama at the National Sports Institute for more information.

The due date for entry forms for both series is the 24th May 2017.  Provincial teams are required to pay a fee of K200.00 purposely for administrative costs towards running of these competitions.

For more information please contact Peter Salaiau (71715697),  Samu Sasama (70940680) and Philip Kamane (72620907) on phone number 532 2391 or email to natspoin@daltron.com.pg



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