Games award presentation

The Student Representative Council (SRC) of Divine Word University presented trophies and the report of the recent Papua New Guinea University Students Games to the University administration.

The ceremony took place at the SVD Memorial Auditorium of the Madang campus on the evening of Thursday, 17th of July.

The DWU students took part in the games that were hosted by the University of Goroka in June.

Sports representative Donatus Sabadi and vice president of the SRC Mr Roger Kafuo handed over two trophies and a ceremonial Asaro Mudman mask to the Vice President Student Affairs, Mr Ted Alau in a brief but spectacular ceremony at the SVD Memorial Auditorium of the Madang campus.

The two trophies were won by the exceptional DWU Touch team for men and the Touch Sevens Open Mix team.

DWU Sports and Recreational officer Mr Vincent Keto said both teams did extremely well above expectations.

The female rugby union sevens team, fielding national representative Maureen Karo, a final year Business Studies student humiliated the University of Papua New Guinea in two games holding its opponent to nil.

DWU won 24-0 and 35-0 respectively through tries by Delma Singip, Siba Mesa, Sophie John, Ancilla Ilave and Maria Apa.

The male athletics team headed by another final year Business Studies student and current national high jump record holder David Jessem also bagged a trophy.

However several codes did not complete their sets of matched due to time constraints.

Mr Alau was a happy man when receiving the trophies and the Asaro mask, which resembles the head of their conquered field enemy, the University of Goroka (UOG).

Mr Alau commended participating students on behalf of DWU administration for being ambassadors of the university despite not having bagged more trophies games hosted by UOG.

“You have done well. You displayed the core values of DWU both on and off the field,” he told the students.

The short ceremony also featured a compilation of pictures and video footages of the participating students and the introduction of a standard Team DIWAI (DWU) war cry.