PNG archery on the move

first_imgLast week after electing fresh faces to form the core executives, the PNG Archery National Federation believes it’s onwards and upwards.President Sereugava Ugava in an information sharing session with High Performance Sport PNG this week offered that collaborating with HPS PNG is the best decision yet to revive a code that should appeal to the cultural roots of a country where remnants of 800 tribal groupings still survive to date.Speaking after the session Ugava said an understanding from both parties was vital.“At least both sides need to know what the needs are and what each can provide.“Working together is the first step. We are actually really proud that our national coach has done a proper chart with handouts so that Hannah (Singut) and her team can understand what we need from each other.”Archery is not new to the country having its beginnings in 2004 with three clubs of which one was in Port Moresby while two were in Goroka.Ugava explained that the last event that Archery attended was at the 2011 Pacific Games in Noumea before it became inactive until its reactivation in late 2016.The men’s national side are now in preparations to attend the World Archery Oceania Continental Championships in New Caledonia from July 9-13.“Few of us got together to reactivate the code that includes having new faces and our new club.“The recent activation also saw new executives being elected with myself as the president, Karai (Taukarai) as the Secretary, Raymond (Asigau) as the Treasurer and Vice President is Kori Nendepa while our national coach is Signe Dalsgaard.“We have only one club in Port Moresby with plans to roll out to other provinces once we have funds and equipment. We are also in discussions with Alotau and Goroka.“We also have our grassroots programs to roll out in schools in NCD.”Ugava said they are now in a better position to get things moving with an MOU signing with HPS underway.last_img read more

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