Central carnival starts


CENTRAL Governor Robert Agarobe says sports in the country is becoming an industry today and is gradually expanding and will create pathways for education and employment for talented athletes.
Agarobe was addressing students and teachers attending the 6th Central Province Secondary andHigh Schools sports carnival at the Sir John Guise Stadium yesterday.
He said the schools carnival would offer a lot of challenges for students and teachers to achieve the objectives that had been set out for the week-long event.
“The carnival promotes mutual friendship among students, teachers and even parents. I hope many parents will turn up to support you on this occasion,” Agarobe said.
He said sports would develop young people physically, mentally and promote and enforce discipline.
“In my first three months in office as governor, sports made an impact and made me proud with Team Central winning the 7th PNG Games last December at Kimbe.
“The country knows Central province are PNG’s sports champions and I was proud to hear that students also contributed to the success of Team Central,” Agarobe said.
“This week is not about who becomes the champion school, it is about giving students the chance to show their talent and skill.
“I am sure some national federations and our own Team Central officials will be watching these athletes closely, so the onus is on you to perform,” Agarobe said.
The carnival will see schools compete in soccer, basketball, volleyball, netball, six-a-side touch and athletics on Thursday and Friday at the Sir John Guise Stadium track.
Agarobe supported the carnival with K80,000 which was intially planned to accommodate 13 schools but only nine were able to attend.
Magarida Secondary School, Ianu High School, Kupaino Secondary School all in Abau district and Tapini Sacred Heart High School in the Goilala district were unable to send teams to the event.

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