Five athletes represent Kiribati for the Commonwealth Youth Games

The Kiribati National Olympic Committee (KNOC) has confirmed five young athletes under 18 years of age will be representing Kiribati at the Commonwealth Youth Games in Samoa next month.

KNOC's Sport Education Officer, Tenoa Betene told Radio Kiribati News Kiribati will only be competing in three sports - Tennis, Weightlifting and Boxing.

Competing in Tennis are Tabera Bonteman and Kaoa Fakaofo. Takirua Betero and Toonga Tokitebwa will take part in weightlifting while Tevi Steven will compete in boxing.

The team is expected to depart for the Games on 03 September and to return on 17 September.