Oceania Congress 2015
Athletics PNG is sending three delegates to the Oceania Athletic Association Congress Meeting this weekend at Queensland and NSW border town of Tweed Heads. Secretary Philip Rehder and Development Officer Monica Henao will accompany President Tony Green to the bi enniel meeting of all members of the Association. The formal part of the meeting on Friday will include the usual business of reports and a new Council will be elected for a four year term. However the main interest over the weekend will be a Marketing Seminar attending by some leading figures from the World of Athletics and from Oceania Sport. IAAF President Lamine Diack will be present along with two of his Vice Presidents Lord Sebastian Coe and Sergy Bubka who will each deliver a presentation to delegates.
There will also be presentations on the Pacific Games by Andrew Minogue and on the 2018 Commonwealth Games by Mark Peters, CEO of Gold Coast 2018. Retired IAAF Council Member Bill Bailey who successfully organized the delivery of the Athletics Competition at the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games will do a presentation to delegates on Competitions . Other matters of interest to be discussed over the weekend include Sub Regional Competition and the role of the Oceania Foundation.