PNG student athlete secures role of a lifetime at Commonwealth Games

With one year to go until the Commonwealth Games are held on Queensland’s Gold Coast, there is a solid workforce behind the scenes. One person making great contributions is our very own Papua New Guinea national – Cheryl Renagi.
Cheryl originates from Port Moresby and whilst she grew up in northern New South Wales for the latter part of her school, she always represents Papua New Guinea and finds great inspiration from her PNG family.
A Griffith University graduate in events management and human resources, Cheryl always knew she wanted to work in sports and events. A PNG representative in Netball at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi, Cheryl is no stranger to taking on sporting challenges throughout her university career. Now she is kicking goals working for the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast as their Volunteer Shared Services Assistant.
‘Getting a job with the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games is just a dream come true’ says Cheryl. ‘I always loved playing sport growing up and at university, now I can also contribute to one of the greatest sporting events that will be held in our region. Its amazing to know that I am a part of this team’.
Cheryl is a great ambassador for university sport and is a shining example of how student-athletes balance study, work and life throughout their degree. ‘Education is important, but the skills I learnt by playing competitive sport throughout my university life, have also provided me with skills that are relevant to my working life’ says Cheryl.