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Goroka: Givim 60 Athletics Club

‘Givim 60 Athletics Club’ in Goroka plans on developing young athletes to participate at national and international athletics tournaments.

The club has already produced a champion in Simbai Kaspar, who has earned a spot onthPNG athletics team tothe Mini Games.


Athletics is a self-disciplined sport and this has been demonstrated by ‘Givim 60 Athletics Club’. School children in Goroka, Eastern Highlands Province now havethe chance to excel inthe sport.


Head Coach ofthe club John Hou is adamant thatthe club of 20 members was formed 3 months ago to cater for the growing interest in athletics at school level.


The name ‘Givim 60 Athletics Club’ goes back tothe early 90’s inthe days of former sprinter Takale Tuna and ther like-minded students’ofthe Goroka TeachersCollege.


Simbai Kaspar and Peniel Richard are two athletes that can demonstratethe success story ofthe ‘Givim 60’ Athletics Club.


Simbai Kaspar has been selected for the Mini Pacific Games in Wallis and Futuna. Peniel Richard onthe ther hand, won gold inthe Open High Jump Division.


Head Coach John Hou is appealing to business houses in Goroka and aroundthe country to assistthe club with its endeavors to produce quality athletes.


Students from Goroka Secondary, West Goroka and Faniufa primary schools have shown immense interest inthe code of athletics.


Exposure atthe National Championships in Kokopo recently has giventhem so much more to work for.

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