WHP kickboxing hold trials

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THE Kiminiga Police Hall came alive when the kickboxers from all over Western Highlands province competed for a place in the 15-man squad for the PNG Games.
Thirty-three fighters from Banz, Fatima and Mt Hagen displayed their skills and power to earn a spot in Team Western Highlands.
The two-day tournament began last Friday and ended on Saturday.
Trainer Gibson Sam said he would prepare the fighters with training and a lead-up fights before the PNG Games.
The first lead-up fight would be staged next month between Team Western Highlands and Team Southern Highlands.
“My fighters fought in many tournaments and have shown good results but I’m expecting better results this time,” he said.
The final kickboxing train-on-squad for Team Western Highlands is: Jerry Paraka (60kg), Josh King (70kg), Nathaniel Karagu (65kg), Isaac Sito (70kg), Gabriel Sam (70kg), Thompson Michael (68kg), Norman Norum (70kg), Kenneth Karagu (66kg), Kippa Jerry (62kg), Dicky Andrew (60kg), Cimo Pera (68kg), Docas Murphy (65kg), David Ako (65kg), Isaac Jacob (60kg) and Gibson Sam (70kg).
The team manager is Olian Jacob while Andrew Mapi is the team president and Gasning John as the team doctor.
Squad training will start this Saturday after the completion of the K200 levy fee.
Five other fighters are on reserve and would be joining the squad if others failed to pay up their levy tomorrow.
The team also called for business houses and individuals to give support to the squad.