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PNG U-20 Women involve in Community Programs

Staff Reporter 4/12/2016 | |
The PNG U-20 Women’s Football team are taking a weeklong break from training at the National Sporting Institute in Goroka.With the huge backing from the National Gaming & Control Board, the team has been in training under the watchful eyes of US Coach, Lisa Cole since last year.

During their training this year, the girls have been involved in football training as well as community programs within the province, including the Walk For Life initiative by the National Capital District Governor, Powes Parkop.

The Walk for Life held in Goroka was an opportunity for the young women to promote healthy lifestyle within the province where they have been training since last year.

The PNG Under 20s Women’s team coach, Lisa Cole said she had heard about the Walk for Life in Port Moresby and was honoured that the Governor had asked the team to participate while he was in Goroka.

“It was a privilege to for us to join the Governor and people. I enjoyed seeing the country as we made our way down to town and was impressed again by the people I met and talked with on the walk,” Ms Cole stated.

She said the young women were happy to be part of a program that encouraged and inspired young people to live a positive and healthy lifestyle.

The girls will be returning to the National Sporting Institute this weekend to continue their preparation for the games in November. The team is scheduled to travel to South Korea for a friendly game next month but that is yet to be confirmed.

They will be part of the 16 nation participating teams who will battle it out during the World Cup to be hosted in Port Moresby from the 13th of November to the 3rd of December.

Source: pngfootball.com.pg

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