PNG Karate team taking part in Oceania Karate Championship
|Mr Sebea Sogo (right) presenting a backpack to PNGKF official Ms Lllane Munau at Jackson's International Airport|
PNG Karate-do Federation (PNGKF) Mentor/Coach, Sensei Trevor Roberts, said all the formalities including registration and weigh-in have been completed, and the athletes are now waiting for the competition which will take place on Friday and Saturday (11 – 12 September).
The team is made up of a total of 31 athletes, 11 females and 20 males, a team manager and manageress and two coaches.
Also traveling with the team are 2015 Pacific Games Karate officials, Miss Llane Munau, Mr Bernard Sinai, Sensei Mark Vele, Sensei Roy Stanley and PNGKF President Sensei Carl Mari.
The athletes will be participating in both kata and kumité events.
Roberts also said this is the largest team from PNG since PNGKF participated in the 2nd Oceania championships in 1995.
PNGKF President, Sensei Carl Mari thanked PNG Olympic Committee through the Go 4 Gold program and Niugini Builders Limited for making the teams participation in the OKC possible.
The championship is held every two years and attracts participation from countries in the region affiliated to the Oceania Karate Federation (OKF).
|The PNG Karate team on arrival at Nadi International Airport in Fiji.|