PNG U20 soccer girls balance school and training

first_imgThe 28 member train on squad is in intensive training camp at Goroka in Eastern Highlands Province as they prepare for the World Cup.24 girls are attending Goroka Grammar School, a private school near their camp at the National Sports Institute (NSI) while four of them are working at Pacific Gardens Hotel.For some it is a continuation of their schooling and for others it is a second chance at an education.Coach Lisa Cole said this week that she was looking forward to working with the team to ensure they balanced their training and education.She said training did not mean that they had made the team but she is setting a benchmark for them to keep fit so they move from one level to another.She added that each and every player has two aims and that is to make the final team and be in the first 11.last_img

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