300 flock to talent search

Normal, Sports

The National,Wednesday 17th April, 2013


ABOUT 300 students from 15 primary schools convened on the Sir Ignatius Kilage Stadium in Lae yesterday for a school holiday talent identification programme.

The PNG Sports Foundation-run programme targeted 10 schools but overwhelming interest saw students from 15 schools taking part in volleyball and athletics. 

Foundation regional manager for Momase and the New Guinea Islands, Vincent Onnevagi told students a pathway had been opened for them and the foundation was there to guide them to be good sportsmen and women to represent their province, region and the country.

“We are partnering to work together with the education department and have in place programmes for school holidays and out of these programmes students who have potential will be recommended to the National Sports Institute for elite training,” he said.

Athletics PNG’s Philip Rehder encouraged students to take heed and learn as many good athletes had come out of Lae to represent the country.  

He said some of them could go onto representing the country.

The holiday programme ends today. It was supported by Panamex, Digicel, Consort Express Lines, Lae Biscuit, PNGSF, BSP and Nestle.