More young men and women are needed to take part in canoe racing as the country is looking forward to hosting the Pacific Games. Four canoeing clubs in the country took part in the racing over the weekend at Ela beach, in the Nation’s Capital.
The aim of the monthly competition is to bring out raw talent from in and around the country, so the athletes can represent the county in the 2015 Pacific Games.
With only 14 months remaining, canoe racing is now back on track as Central Province villages around Port Moresby are preparing for one of the biggest games in the pacific region.
Canoe racing saw some very interesting young and like-minded athletes who came along to attend the competition and represent their province while showcasing their canoe racing skills and tactics.
As the country is going through preparations, founder of the Elavala Canoe club, Jonathan Kassamn, is preparing his athletes for the Pacific Games. He says he needs as many young people to come and try out.
Three to four canoeing clubs exist in the country today, one of which includes the Royal Papua Canoe Club. Village-based clubs like Kaparoka and Campa also came out to attend the canoe racing.
Canoeing has always been in the Pacific Games, and is one of the 12 compulsory sports in the Pacific Games.
This event will run at the end of each month and interested athletes, sportsmen and women are welcome to join in and try out.
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