Six young sprinters from around PNG travelled to the National Sports Institute in Goroka on Saturday for a three week training camp. They are David Guka (Pom), Jobbie Kinzu (Madang), Leroy Kamau (Kokopo), Junior Posai (Kimbe), Damien Kotou (Manus) and Emmanuel Wanga (Lae), The athletes represent the best performers in the under 18 division last year and are being brought together for assessment by APNG coaches and to prepare for a busy season this year.  They are joined in the camp by nineteen year old hurdler Ephraim Lerkin (New Ireland) and senior athlete Peniel Joshua. Coach Wilson Malana who is a participant in the PNG Olympic Committee’s GAPS programme towards the Commonwealth Games has been given the responsibility to work with the athletes under a programme and schedule set by Athletics PNG Inc. This will include some testing, various forms of training and some educational components.

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