Sports policy relook

Sports

SPORTS administrators from around Papua New Guinea are preparing for the National Sports Conference tomorrow.
Chairperson Janet Gimots said the National Sports Conference would not only cover a whole range of areas in sports but include presentations from various sectors from the private and government departments, agencies and other stakeholders.

The three-day conference, to be officially opened by Minister for Sports Justin Tkatchenko, is from Sept 8-10 at the Sir John Guise Stadium.
Among those who have been invited to attend include the Pacific Games Council president Vidyah Lakhan from Fiji, who will give a keynote address on the opening day tomorrow.
Other international guests include Craig Rowsell from the Gold Coast, whose presentation will cover preparations for the 2018 Commonwealth Games.
Gimots, who is National Sports Institute director, said the conference is a joint effort between the PNG Sports Foundation, the PNG Olympic Committee and other stakeholders, emphasising the importance of positive partnerships to achieve adopted objectives.
Representatives from the national federations will make presentations highlighting their roles and challenges in administering their respective sports in the country.
The national sports policy was adopted in 2004 and Gimots, like many others, agree that during that period of time, the landscape of sports in PNG had changed.
“We hope to follow the conclusion of the conference with a review of the national sports policy,” Gimots said.

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