BSP shores up support for PNG Paralympics

Normal, Sports

The National- Wednesday, January 19, 2011

 THE PNG Paralympics Committee recieved a K100,000 boost for its 2011 programmes as part of its three year sponsorship commitment from BSP on the weekend. 

BSP’s Rosemary Mawe, who was team manager for the Paralympic contingent to last year’s Delhi Games, made the presentation  to the committee in front of athletes, coaches and overseas trainers at the National Para Athletic trials during the weekend and participants of the power lifting clinic coaches and referee clinic at the National Sporting Institute (NSI) in Goroka. 

Mawe announced BSP’s continued support for the next three years starting 2012.

Elated PNG Paralympic Committee (PNGPC) president Bernard Chan could not thank BSP enough as the news of the the bank’s committment to disability sports ended the programme at NSI on a high note.

Mawe when presenting this year’s sponsorship said: “BSP recognizes the difficulties athletes with disabilities face when preparing and attending major national and international events annually, and we are proud to help them reach their aspirations. 

The presentation was witnessed by more than 70 athletes following the end of a successful PNGPC Athletics and Power lifting programmes. 

Mawe also thanked two visiting Australian trainers Steve Green and Greg Hobl in providing technical expertise for PNG coaches to enhance their skills and techniques.