National Sports Institute gearing up for athletics championships


The National Sports Institute (NSI) is preparing to host the first major domestic athletics competition of 2018 from June 22-24.
Teams from all over the Highlands, Morobe and Madang are expected to travel to Goroka for the PNG Air Highlands/Mamose Championships.
A large turnout is expected this year as a result of the schools athletics programme being conducted by NSI, and recent visits to Jiwaka and Chimbu by NSI staff accompanied by Toea Wisil and Athletics PNG (APNG) development officer Dior Lowry.
APNG has three regional championships on its annual calendar of events, with Southern and the New Guinea Islands being scheduled later in the year.
Championships coordinator Philip Kamane urged teams to meet the June 15 deadline for the submission of entries which will allow the competition to run smoothly.
A range of events will be contested in the open and U18 divisions, with a limited number of U16 events.
“The Highlands/Mamose Championships provide a good test for athletes ahead of the National Championships which will be held in Port Moresby later in August,” APNG said in statement.
“Athletes who wish to be considered for the 2019 Pacific Games are expected to compete at their respective regional championships as well as the nationals.”

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