Coach and Team manager Jack Taleka said the five boxers were the only ones that registered their interest to compete for the regional Games.
“These five boxers have been camping and training for almost three months and are ready for the game.”
The boxers are Maola Selava, Javin Telakau, Dave Eti, Lemoe Fagalele and Tapaeko Mika.
“They will be accompanied by trainer Likilua Uepa and myself,” Taleka added.
The five boxers will compete in different weight categories at the competition.
“Prior to our departure for the Pacific Games, we will be organising national exhibitions to test the skills and techniques of our five boxers,” said Taleka.
“These athletes are very enthusiastic and determined and to my own observation, they are ready. I am satisfied with their performance, although there is room for more improvement.”
“After PNG, we will continue to train these boxers and invite more people to join, said Taleka.
Meanwhile, the Tuvalu Pacific Games Organizing committee is calling for public support towards the team’s fundraising activities.
Team Tuvalu is raising funds to assist the team as they prepare for the Pacific Games in July this year.
Acting Chef de Mission, Uatea Vave said the committee is inviting members of the public to take part in the fundraising and support the team.
Despite government financial support, the team needs more money to look after the 100 plus athletes that will represent the island nation in in Papua New Guinea.
SOURCE: FENUI NEW