Bilas & Sports

Bilas & Sports

Papua New Guineans love their sport and are proud of their traditional bilas. Bilas: body decoration, finery or jewellery seen at the local Cultural Festivals. Sports: ranging from rugby, soccer, volleyball, kick-boxing, cricket, softball and athletics. In this category you will find a collection of stories related to PNG Cultural Shows, Festivals, Sporting Events and a great collection of photos.

Congratulations Stanley Nandex!

Stanley “Headhunter” Nandex has won another world title kickboxing fight in Port Moresby this past weekend

Onya Stanley!!

Video Footage of The Headhunter

Stanley “The Headhunter” Nandex is scheduled to go into the ring this coming weekend for a World Title Kickboxing fight. It’s probably excellent timing to show the deadly kick “Headhunter” is capable of administering. Check out this footage of Nandex that Tavurvur posted a while back.

Madang’s women rugby union season

announcing that the season in Madang for the Rugby Union 7’s begins on the 23rd of May. I have been promised regular updates by the DWU crew which I will periodically post to this blog.

What do India and Papua New Guinea have in common?

A Richard Kendall slideshow night!

We met Richard during the 2008 Goroka Show a few months back. An Australian photographer from Melbourne in town to photograph and experience the splendour of Papua New Guinea Highlands bilas

Madang Womens Rugby Union

As per an email and photos I received yesterday from J@VI currently studying at Divine Word University in Madang after a recent Rugby Union match between the Cyclone Blacks and BS Reds

The magnificence of Simbu bilas

Simbu bilas is absolutely magnificent to say the least. The three photos below were taken by an Australian photographer Richard Kendall over the weekend of the Goroka Show 2008

Photos from Goroka Show 2008

Goroka Show 2008 was held in town (Eastern Highlands Province) over the weekend on the grounds if the National Sports Institute (NSI). The weekend was a success with many sing sing groups from all over the Highlands and other parts of Papua New Guinea participating in this magnificent celebration of culture, tradition and custom

Goroka Show 2008

“The Goroka Show is a probably the most known tribal gathering and cultural event in Papua New Guinea. It is held every year close to the Independence Day (16th September) in the town of Goroka. About 100 tribes arrive to show their music, dance and culture. This festival started in the mid 1950s from the initiative of missionaries. In recent years it became an attractive tourist destination because it is one of a few opportunities to see the traditional tribal culture.”

Bungy Rookies meet the Headhunter

Yesterday afternoon the Bungy Rookies Rugby Union Club met “Headhunter” Stanley Nandex. The Bungy Rookies a group of local street boys that have come together and formed a rugby union club and Stanley Nandex also known as the “Headhunter”, a Papua New Guinean and world champion kickboxer

Kickboxing photos from Lae

Whilst living and working in Lae during 2005 and 2006 I was associated with the Lae Kickboxing Clubs. Although at the time I never did manage to scrounge up the physical motivation or discipline to attend classes, I was very privileged to be asked to become patron of both clubs

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