By MELTON PAIS
THE Papua New Guinea Sports Foundation executive committee has appointed John Boino as the deputy chairman of the PNG Games Council during its meeting on June 11 in Kimbe, West New Britain.
Boino’s appointment was announced this week by the games council chairman and PNGSF executive director Peter Tsiamalili Jr and his executives at a meeting at the Sir Jon Guise Stadium. They also announced some important dates from the 7th PNG Games in Kimbe.
Tsiamalili Jr called on the 22 provinces who have confirmed their attendance and participation through entry by numbers to now confirm athletes by name. This will be due at the end of this month. “After the entry by names is received and confirmed, we will do accreditation on Aug 30 and on Nov 26, we will witness the official opening of the 7th BSP PNG Games in Kimbe,” Tsiamalili said.
The games chairman called on the provinces to enter into a partnership agreement prepare for the Games in the remaining 159 days. He said each province should set up sports technical advisory committees to provide advice on sports matters, especially to do with eligibility and age limitations of athletes as PNGSF aimed to promote the younger generation of athletes ranging in age from 12 to 35 years.
“We have made a major shift now to encourage youths’ participation at PNG Games to identify and develop propective talents.”
Boino said that everyone was ready and prepared to host a successful PNG Games in Kimbe even though there would be a clash with the Fifa Under-20 Women’s World Cup running at the same time in Port Moresby.
By MELTON PAIS