The 24 member volleyball contingent, consists of 12 male and 12 female players, have been in training since July.
Amoa PNG men’s coach Tommy Luis said both men and women’s team have been working hard and were looking forward to the games. He said the team was privileged to have picked up new techniques from a one week high performance and skills session in July with Aaron Anslop from the Gold Coast Sports Academy.
“The build up has been good and the players have learnt a lot since the training started,” Luis said.
Luis said the core of the men’s team comprised of members from the bronze medal winning team from the last South Pacific Games in New Caledonia in 2011.
The team also has three new members in the likes of Kato Ben, Alu Ura and Eric Itana who have been called up for their first international representative duty.
The team will travel down to Gold Coast, Australia on August 22 for trial matches with teams from the Gold Coats before returning on August 28 and then depart for Wallis & Futuna on August 31 for the mini SP games.
Prior to the trial matches in Gold Coast, the team will be hosting exhibition matches on August 14 at the Sir John Guise indoor complex.
Luis said the players would be divided into teams to go up against each other and the matches would begin at 5pm and end at 10pm.
There would also be live performances by singer Moses Tau and DJ AK-47 during the exhibition matches.
Entry fee was set at K5 for adults and K2 for students and children below 13 years of age.