Cairns University to Help PNG High Performance Sports Boost Athletes’ Delivery

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A visiting  team from Cairns last month, was made up of Dr Glen Deakin and Associate Professor Stephen Bird, who were in the country to familiarise themselves with the operations of PNG High Performance.

For them it’s about athlete’s education and the systematic approach to what works in the sports environment in PNG. They believe that a need for adjustments can be implemented in areas of monetary; fatigue and; recovery management. Though seen as just little things, the exercise will go a long way for the outcome in relation to athletes’ performances.

They said, while PNG has great facilities for training, they will devise training strategies in place for the athletes’ dieting; and strength and conditioning. Nutrition and building braun is important for heightened competitiveness.

The duo will return to the country in the next few months to carry on their duties with PNG High Performance in getting the PNG athletes ready for the 2018 Commonwealth Games as well as other international sporting tournaments.

Godwin Eki

has been a Sports Reporter since he started work with Media Niugini Limited in 2013, under News and Production. Coming from a background in Nursing and Paramedics from Queensland, Australia, he finds it interesting covering sports from the community level right through to the regional level. Hoping to one day tap into reporting on PNG politics, economics, environmental issues and other challenges Papua New Guineans face, he’s also covered stories on a variety of topics other than sports. His philosophy is: Believe, Act and Pursue.

Godwin Eki

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