Games expect support

Sports

By HENRY MORABANG
THE 2017 PNG Games in Kimbe, West New Britain, from Nov 18 – Dec 2 is the next big event the country will focus on after the national elections and the game’s secretariat is expecting the same kind of support from the new government.
Games director John Susuve said yesterday  that the PNG Games Secretariat hoped the new government would extend the same level of support as the former government had given the event.
Susuve reminded all the 22 provinces that they had to refocus their strategy to attend the Kimbe Games.
“Everything is in place but teams or provincial coordinators must re-visit their preparation lists for the PNG Games,” he said.
Susuve said the deadline for team accreditation was Sept 30 so all provincial coordinators and national federations needed to work together to sort these matters out.
He said in the technical meeting with all 24 sports recently, the PNG Sports Foundation and the PNG Games Secretariat wanted to reconfirm their participation at the PNG Games.
“The meeting was with all sports competition managers or technical director of the 24 sports that are on the PNG Games sport programme,” Susuve said.
The PNG Sports Foundation and the PNG Games Secretariat are working on the training of local officials in Kimbe as part of the PNG Games legacy programme for the province.
Susuve said the components under the legacy programme were identifying a team for the upkeep of facilities and building a high performance unit to cater for the New GuineaIslands region.

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