Two Para Athletes from TAFEA province to ARAFURA Games

Two para athletes from Tafea province were selected to participate at the ARAFURA Games in Darwin, Australia this month.

David Niare and Mathias Nakat have been selected as top 2 from other Para athletes to join with other para athletes in Port Vila to travelled to Australia for the games.

David will be competing in the Throwing Event- Shotput and Javeline while Mathias will compete un the 100M and 200M running event.

The two participants have confirmed that this will be there first time to participate in such game and a first time to experience travelling overseas.

"We are hoping for the best results", they said.

Mathias’s father, Harrison Nakat said they are super proud of what Mathias has done and have also witnessed great change from him since the day he started involving in Sports activities.

"We have seen him change a lot, as parent, we always stay close to him to support him and make him feel he owes himself a duty to play in Sports”, Harrison said.

Meanwhile Head Coach Timothy Loughman says he has high hopes for the athletes and is also looking for best results during the Arafura Games.

The first ever two TAFEA Para athlete will also be competing at the National Games in May on Tanna island.