Gold Coast 2018 new chairman

SURFERS PARADISE,  (INSIDE THE GAMES) – Gold Coast 2018 has appointed a new chairman with former Queensland Premier Peter Beattie being appointed to replace Nigel Chamier to oversee preparations for the Commonwealth Games. Beattie’s appointment was announced today at an event in Coolangatta to announce the venue for the beach volleyball attended by current Queensland…

Oceania boxing weighs grouping

(The National) – PAPUA New Guinea Amateur Boxing Union president John Avira says Oceania must reconsider its grouping with Asia if it wants its boxers to have a better chance of qualifying for the Olympics. Avira said the efforts of the country’s boxers at the Asia-Oceania Olympic Qualifiers in Qian’an, China, showed that athletes from…

Roy Krishna Eyes Olympics

RNZI: Star striker confirms he is going to play for Fiji in the Nations Cup in PNG Wellington Phoenix striker Roy Krishna admits it’s been a bit of a frustrating season but he’s happy to finally be back on the field and slowly returning to full fitness. The 28 year-old injured his ankle in January…

Team Wellington on to the semis

OFC: Team Wellington have set up a semi-final meeting with AS Magenta from New Caledonia after beating Hekari United 4-0 to finish on top of Group B. Team Wellington have set up a semi-final meeting with AS Magenta from New Caledonia after beating Hekari United 4-0 to finish on top of Group B. Finalists in…

Fiji eyes coaches from Cuba

Suva (Fiji Times) – FIJI is hoping to secure national coaches for volleyball and boxing from Cuba. The ambassador of the Republic of Cuba Mario Alzugaray paid a visit to the Minister of Youth and Sports Laisenia Tuitubou on Friday. Alzugaray revealed Cuba was willing to offer assistance to Fiji in the areas of common…

Soccer suspends comp

Port Moresby (The National) –  THE PORT Moresby Soccer Association will suspend its season for the second consecutive year due to the upgrading of the facilities in preparation for this years’ FIFA Under-20 Women’s World Cup in November. Association president John Wesley Gonjuan told The National that they were in an unfortunate predicament which would…