Starting today till the 26th of this month, the Members of the East Sepik Boxing Association will be conducting a one week coaching workshop for club coaches.
In collaboration with East Sepik Boxing Association, professional fighter Junior Kauko Raka will be officiating as guest official at Sir Michael Somare Stadium, Wewak.
With the aim to develop good up-coming PNG boxers, the current NCD Boxing Tournament Director Junior Raka, is extending his assistance to team East Sepik, with the sponsorship aid from his team Manager Brethren Vaelo, to assist in the coaching workshops for ESP Boxing coaches and boxers.
He also stressed that the workshop is not only for the coaches, but boxers as well.
“The purpose of running this one-week coaching program is not only for the coaches, but boxers as well as.
For instance, while we are doing boxing workshops with coaches, we are also teaching the boxers at the same time and at the same time, the coaches will acquire what I am trying to teach them. Both coaches and boxers will learn at the same time.”
He said that the boxers that they will be working with are those that were identified to represent team Wewak in the up-coming PNG Games in January 2024. He also encouraged those who would like to try out boxing to come out and give it a go.
For quite some time now, Raka has been working to shed light on the code in the hopes to develop and upskill fighters and officials and is happy to have been given the opportunity to take part in such an opportunity to work with and develop young talent.