High performance keeps athletes on track with debriefing


TEAM Papua New Guinea athletes and officials that attended a high performance leadership summit in Gold Coast Australia last October had a debriefing on Wednesday at the Taurama Aquatic and Indoor Centre in Port Moresby.
PNG Sports Foundation chairman Graham Osborne and chief executive officer Peter Tsiamalili Jr attended the debriefing.
“As we grow our partnership with the City Of Gold in the lead up to the 2018 Commonwealth Games, we must strive to promote continuance to maintain these important alliances,” Tsiamalili Jr said.
“Each participant was given a project to carry out with their respective clubs and communities to allow the lessons learnt at the Runaway Bay Super Sport Centre to thrive.”
“These tasks given must be fulfilled so that we will be able to shape the future of sport in the way we want it to be.”
HPS PNG director Aaron Alsop said their partnership with Runaway Bay and the host city of the 2018 Commonwealth Games was a key relationship not only for PNG to prepare athletes for the event but also for the moulding of athletes to become productive outside of sports.
The partnership was established through the Papua New Guinea Sports Foundation. “It is important to remember that PNG is the only Commonwealth country that has a host agreement with the host city of the next Commonwealth Games,” Alsop said.
He said the purpose of the debriefing was to have a recap of the experiences the athletes and officials went through during the summit.
“It’s really important for us to make sure the trip was just a one off thing.
“We spoke about leadership and many things in the summit and it is something you don’t do once but you do regularly,” Alsop said.
Osborne praised High Performance PNG for the amount of work it had done in moulding athletes to become leaders and create their own opportunities where there were big challenges.

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