Tertiary sports association elects execs

Lae News, Normal

THE Papua New Guinea University Sports Association (PNGUSA) elected its executives during a two-day meeting last week at the PNG University of Technology (Unitech).
Unitech sports and SRC executive officer Molly Perry-Geno was elected president with University of Goroka’s Bruce Kaiku as vice-president, Divine Word University’s Steven Namosa as treasurer, Kaytee Tapo of the University of PNG as secretary, Justin Touai of Lae Technical College as assistant treasurer and James Tele of Holy Trinity Teachers’ College as assistant secretary.
The executives were elected for a two-year term.
Representatives from four universities attended, including Unitech, UPNG, Divine Word University and University of Goroka.
The University of Natural Resources and Environment (UNRE) and Pacific Adventist University did not attend.
Representatives from Lae Technical College, Holy Trinity Teachers College and the TAFE college also attended.
PNGUSA was established last year to coordinate sports programmes for tertiary student athletes in local, regional and international sports tournaments, and to have a voice through its affiliation with the PNG Sports Federation.
The PNGUSA will present its constitution, finalised at the meeting, to the PNG Sports Federation, along with the minutes of the meeting and affiliation fees.
 The association is also making travel arrangements for the executives to attend the PNG Games, as a learning experience to help them in the staging of future sporting tournaments.
Meanwhile, Unitech has been chosen as host of next year’s PNG university games, formerly known as national union of students games, which will be staged during the first semester break.
Ms Perry-Geno said Australia had again showed its interest to participate in the games, with  Monash University confirmed to attend.