Oceania Athletics President and IAAF Council Member Geoff Gardner will visit the National Sports Institute in Goroka later this month for the 56th National Track and Field Championships in Papua New Guinea.
Oceania Athletics Executive Director Yvonne Mullins will accompany Gardnet to Goroka where they will conduct some refresher training for technical officials prior to the Championships.
Chairman of the local organising committee Philip Kamane has curculated the timetable and competition ules and reminded all intending participants of the September 20th deadline for entries and payment of fees.
He said Athletics PNG would be firm on its stance that no last minute entries would be permitted. Many teams have already confirmed their intention to participate including Morobe, Oro, New Ireland, Chimbu, AROB, Vanimo, Goroka and Madang.
A large turnout is anticipated this year with teams also expected from East New Britain, West New Britain, Manus, Jiwaka, Mt Hagen, Wabag, Ramu and Mt Wilhelm.
A small group from Port Moresby is also expected at the tournament.
New Zealand and Australia-based athletes are also planning to compete.
Source: The National PNG