Close to one hundred
athletes will be representing Niue in the upcoming South Pacific Games in Apia,
Secretary for Niue PGA
Hagen Siosekefu has confirmed that teams have been selected and all sporting
codes registered to compete.
Currently, the Niue team stands at around 100 traveling members from Niue, Auckland, Sydney and Brisbane.
The codes going are
Athletics all NZ based, Boxing all overseas based,
Golf all 8 players which
includes 4 men and 4 ladies , all are local. Lawn Bowls all local, Netball is
yet to be confirmed, Rugby League 9s Ladies Australia based, Shooting, Touch,
Vaa and Weightlifting.
The team has been given
till mid May to bring in all passports and ID photos for all their players and
Hagen Siosekefu says
there are a few challenges for the teams trying to sort out their respective
selections and teams. The main obstacle for a few have been paying off
outstanding fees and penalties fines for not showing up at previous games.
The South Pacific Games
will be held in Apia, Samoa on July 7 – 20 this year.