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February 26, 2021

Talent Identification Program: Next Stage

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Athletics PNG is now conducting the next stage of its talent identification program for the throws and jumps with camps in Kokopo and Goroka this month.

A total of thirty two athletes have been selected for the Jumps Camp.


The Talent Hunt camp will be held in Kokopo next week. Two camps will be conducted for the throwers, with one at the NSI in Goroka commencing tomorrow for the Lae and Highlands-based participants, followed by a camp in Kokopo starting on January 24th for the Port Moresby and the New Guinea Island participants.


Jumps coach, Philip Newton, arrived from Brisbane on the weekend, while the Fijian Throws coach, James Goulding, and current top Fijian thrower, Leslie Copland, have also arrived into the country to start conducting the talent training camp.


Athletics PNG President, Tony Green, said that the visiting overseas coaches had selected the athletes for the follow up camps based on what they saw at the clinic staged last month in Port Moresby, Lae, Mt. Hagen and Kokopo.

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