Dropping out of Grade 9 was tough for Kaipu but it shaped the 18-year old to take up and overcome some of the challenges and experiences in life.
“Besides a football career, I’m excited to be in school because if it wasn’t for soccer I would have struggled to get a chance to go back to school,” said Kaipu.
She added that getting the chance to be trained as a left flanker will be easier with experiences from the 2015 Pacific Games but she is focused to work on her fitness.
Kaipu from Morowamu, Kikori district, is greatly observed as another capable playmaker alongside team-mates Ramona Padio and Yvonne Gabong.
Although named in the train-on squad, this lass who has grown up from one of Port Moresby’s suburbs of Kaugere is certainly pushing to become a star in soccer one day.
She will be looking forward to learning more from coach Lisa Cole and her assistant Rachael Wadunah.
Kaipu said her aim is to make it into the final team and be in the first eleven.