The Regional Youth Games for the New Guinea Islands has been postponed to 2024.
The Games was initially agreed to be hosted in Kokopo in December 2022 following the success of the Inaugural Papua Regional Youths Games held in Alotau District, Milne Bay Province in April this year.
However, the Games is now deferred due to the rise in Law & Order issues and prolonged drought in both East and West New Britain Provinces.
Focus will now be shifted to consultations for the Regional Youth Games in the Momase and Highlands Regions earmarked for 2023.
The RYG Council appeals to the youths in the NGI Region to register with the LLG Youth Councils in their respective districts to participate in youth sports associated activities and prepare well for the next Games in 2024.
In that same year, the Southern Region will celebrate its second Games which will be hosted by Central Province.