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July 29, 2021
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Polum Sets Pathway for POM Athletes

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The Port Moresby Athletics coach Naomi Polum is determined to set a pathway for young athletes into PNG Athletics.

Polum with support from former athlete, Iamo Launa, is hoping to nurture and bring forward athletes to greater heights.

The athletes are now using the Gerehu Secondary school oval to carry out their usual weekend competition.

Prior to Sir John Guise stadium going under construction for the 2015 Pacific Games, the Gerehu Secondary School oval was offered by the school to run track and field competitions.

The tracks were ruled on uneven ground level and also the long and triple jump pitch was filled with sawdust instead of soft sand.

But the athletes showed determination to be part of the team against the odds.

Fifteen year old Dwayne Koroka, attending Port Moresby International School is one promising athlete.

The young athlete is determined and passionate and would like to prosper forward in the code.  

He was selected to be part of Team PNG junior athletes  who will be taking in the second  Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China from the 16th to 28th of August.

He has Polum’s blessing and is set to fly PNG’s colors with pride.

Polum is considered one of the top Athletics coaches in PNG as she has nurtured a number of our top athletes.

Polum has support from former head of Sport Foundation and athlete Iamo Launa.

Launa is not new in the sporting arena and shares the same sentiments with Polum, to have the athletes achieve their dreams.


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