Kopkop College joins Union program

first_imgThe Pacific in Union program run by PNG Rugby Football Union is fast becoming popular among schools nationwide with newest addition, Kopkop College.Kopkop College, based in Port Moresby, has expressed interest in taking up the fast-spreading program.Teacher Mary Udu said participating in the PiU program would be a great opportunity to engage the kids in sporting activities, mainly rugby union.She said that the only problem they were faced with is the non-availability of playing fields.She said that once the school administration and board come up with a solution, they will get right into running the program.Other teachers also expressed their interest saying the program would be a great way of teaching the kids healthy lifestyles and good eating habits.Kopkop College, being a new school in the nation’s capital, will also be joining the NCD Rugby Schools competition later in term three if all goes well with the implementation of the program.Kopkop College will be officially presented with new PiU equipment this week by the PNGRFU.Meanwhile, one of PiU’s pilot schools in Port Moresby, St Joseph’s International Catholic College, is well underway with preparations for their rugby festival in term three.St Joseph’s Head of Sports John Agovai said that the students have been in training and are looking forward to the big event on their school calendar, the rugby festival.Last week, PiU representatives Frank Genia and Kapani Robert visited the school delivering new rugby equipment for the students.Agovai said that currently, students categorized in the three different PiU levels have been focusing on their training leading up to the festival.Apart from the St Josephs, another pilot school, the Port Moresby Grammar has already begun festival preparations.Sports teacher Mr. Wahu spoke well of his students preparations saying that even though they only kicked off with rugby training last week, the kids seem more than excited and are looking forward to the rest of what’s ahead.last_img read more

Golden girl Dika fails in first event

first_imgThe Commonwealth Games gold medalist started her bar weights at  80kg she dropped the two attempts and at the third attempt increased the bar by 1kg  to 81kg and failed.Dika’s third attempt made all the spectators go quiet and when she dropped the bar you could see the confusion on their faces.Meanwhile, in the snatch event gold has been won by Australian Erika Yamasaki with a 82kg lift.Dika will aim to bounce back in the clean and jerk (currently on).last_img

U-21 national netball selections to go ahead next week

first_imgThe selections will run from July 7-8 and will include members of the current train-on-squad, high performing players and overseas-based players.High Performance Coordinator for Netball PNG, Mona-Lisa Leka, said the Board is opening up the selection process to high performing athletes both in-country and overseas.She said this will add value and competitiveness to the selection process.“Overseas-based players will be required to send in an expression of interest including their player profiles, evidence of citizenship or eligibility, evidence of playing competitive netball and confirmation letter from their local associations on their membership and affiliation,” said Leka.The trials will see a 20-member training squad selected. This will then be trimmed down to the final 15 at an invitational friendly match against the Singapore National U21 Squad from on July 21-24 in Port Moresby.Leka said the final 12 member team will be selected in August to participate at the Regional World Cup qualifying tournament in Auckland, New Zealand from September 24 – 27 this year.The top three countries at the September qualifiers will represent the Oceania region at the 2017 World Youth Cup in Botswana.last_img read more

POM women’s softball completes round 8

first_imgIn yesterday’s matches in the A grade division, Bears def. Gazelle 19-0, United Sisters def. Saints 10-0 and Yokomo def. Chebu 15-4.To the B grade, Bears def. Gazelle 13-8, Yokomo def. Chebu 11-7, Wantoks def. Stingerz 10-6 and Saints def. United Sisters 5-4.The competition will resume on January 7.last_img

El Rayo pulls the bench and goes back to a Logroño with ten

first_imgGood football and many goals. Show in Vallecas. Lightning pulled the bench before Logroño and signed a great comeback thanks to the goals of Bulatovic, Altuve and Iris. The Rioja team made a very good first half and went 0-2 (Ida Guehai and Dorine) on the scoreboard, but ended up paying face Carol’s expulsion and the missed penalty.The Logroño jumped to the grass of the Rayo Vallecano Sports City with clear ideas: ball possession and attacks looking for Jade and Ida Guehai. Six minutes were enough to give his first warning, a double occasion saved by Larqué, first and Carla Guerrero, then. Those of Gregorio León They sent and wanted the three points. So, in 11 ‘, Santana He starred in a great arrival on the right and crashed the ball into the crossbar. The next to try his luck was Jade: a cross shot well cleared by the goalkeeper Franjirroja. The Ray lived its worst moment and Logroño, the best. That’s why he found the prize. Quick exit, in-depth Jade pass and spectacular definition of Ida Guehai after leaving Andújar behind. It was minute 35 and the redheads had shown little opposition. For more inri, in 48 ‘, Dorine took advantage of a ball hung on a side foul to put the 0-2 with an unstoppable stub. Lightning made water. Carol, two yellow in a minuteHowever, the match changed in the 57th minute. Carol was ejected for a yellow double (56 ‘and 57’) after two hard innings. At that time, Carlos Santiso gave entrance to Sheila and Bulatovic, One of the great protagonists of the second part. The Montenegrin received a pass from Carla Guerrero from the defensive line and defined before Johansen line With a subtle touch. Seven minutes later, Bulatovic herself won the bottom line and Served a ball in tray to Altuve, who put the 2-2 in the electronic in the 69 ‘. The Logroño, with ten, sought the reaction and caused a penalty. Jade threw it. Larqué stopped him. The red-haired goalkeeper is in a state of spectacular shape. It was the 76th minute and there was time for more.The Lightning understood and threw himself for the three points. In 87 ‘, Saray saw the unchecking of Iris, who had jumped on the grass shortly before, and the Madrid resolved the meeting with a sensational shot. Little was played in the final stretch of a match that ended with nine reprimands and an expulsion. The franjirrojo team pulled the bench and won. Ray’s first victory in 2020. Joy continues installed in Vallecas.Lightning 3-2 LogroñoVallecano Ray: Larqué; Auñón, Guerrero, Andújar (Saray, 66 ‘), Eva Alonso, Sáez; Chule (Bulatovic, 57 ‘), Pilar García, Paula Fernández (Sheila, 57’); Oviedo (Iris, 81 ‘) and Altuve.EDF Logroño: Johansen; Santana, Raquel (Nagela, 76 ‘), Dorine, Leti; Chini, Silvia Ruiz; Neném (Freitas, 72 ‘), Carol, Jade and Guehai.Goals: 0-1 (35 ‘): Ida Guehai. 0-2 (48 ‘): Dorine. 1-2 (62 ‘): Bulatovic. 2-2 (69 ‘): Altuve. 3-2 (87 ‘): Iris.Referee: Sanchez Miguel He admonished Rachel (25 ‘), Chule (33’), Dorine (54 ‘), Carol (56’ and 57 ‘), Ida Gueahi (59’), Nagela (85 ‘), Altuve (90 + 2’), Sáez (90 + 4 ‘).Field: Rayo Vallecano Sports City.last_img read more

Barça, about to sign Trincao, of Sporting de Braga

first_imgBarça closed yesterday the signing of Francisco Trincao (19-1-1999), Sporting de Braga striker who will sign until 2025 and will join the first team in June. In turn, Abel Ruiz, the subsidiary’s striker, will close his pass to the Portuguese club. Trincao is a promise of Portuguese football that has stood out with the lower categories of Portugal: that of Viana do Castelo was champion of the European Under-19 in 2018, being also top scorer of the tournament with five goals. With Sporting de Braga, the Portuguese soccer player has scored three goals and distributed six assists in the 22 games he has played in this season.last_img

Le Parisien: the Tour delays another week Roland Garros

first_imgThis measure could be taken by the French Tennis Federation (FFT) in order that the begin of the event didn’t coincide with the finish of the Tour, rescheduled in flip to be held from August 29 to September 20, which might pressure a further police deployment in a day that will be very sophisticated in Paris.This alteration would even be a aid for French nationwide tv, which broadcasts each occasions, and for the 24 Hours of Le Mans, which happen between September 19 and 20. Tour sources acknowledged to AS these logistical issues and the comfort of separating the two jewels of French sport. At the identical time, the further week that will be free might be taken benefit of by different tournaments held on clay, comparable to the Mutua Madrid Open and Rome, which might perform in 14 days a mini land tour after the US Open (August 31 to September 13) for many who wouldn’t favor to relaxation between two Grand Slams. In accordance Le ParisienRoland Garros would have determined to delay its begin for another week, after unilaterally altering its dates because of the COVID-19 pandemic, which had been initially from Could 24 to June 7, for these from September 20 to October 4. The event would begin like this on September 27 and would finish on October 11. (INFO LE PARISIEN) Roland-Garros décalé au 27 septembreRe️ Reprogrammés une première fois du 20 septembre au Four octobre, les Internationaux de France vont être, selon nos informations, décalés d’une semaine> https://t.co/YuFbZVGkRp pic.twitter.com/DIZwECAez9– Le Parisien (@le_Parisien) April 23, 2020last_img read more