THE major sponsor of the PNG Paralympics Committee, Bank South Pacific donated a set of walk-out T-shirts and caps to the PNG Paralympics Youth Team for the Australia Youth Paralympics Championship in Melbourne, Australia, next month.
The championship will be held from Oct 5-10.
BSP marketing executive Rosemary Mauwe presented the items to four Paralympics athletes, Chris Tatavue, Elias Pagur, Laho Maiaka and Joyleen Jeffrey.
The four young Paralympians started their training three months ago under the watchful eye of head coach Peter Pulu.
However, Pulu would not be travelling with the team due to PNG Games commitments. Sophie Tuna would be the replacement to accompany the team.
Tuna said Tatavue would compete in field events of discus, shot putt and javelin in the U18 category while Pagur would contest field events in the U14s. Jeffrey and Maiaka would take part in track events competing in 100 and 200ms.
She said Jeffrey and Maiaka were the two experienced athletes having taken part in last year’s Paralympics Games in Beijing, China, and Arafura Games in Darwin respectively.
Pulu said the training had been very good.
“The four athletes have been training very hard and they have a week left to polish up whatever they can before their departure,” he said.