Embrace progress: Wells

The National, Thursday July 21st, 2016

SPORTS in the country must take advantage of PNG Olympic Committee’s drive to improve direction in their respective codes, PNG Swimming Incorporated president Elizabeth Wells says.
Wells said PNGOC was now building and shaping sports in a coherent, confident, positive and constructive manner through their dynamic strategic plan.
She said it was up to each executive member both in PNG Swimming and the clubs to take advantage of this improved direction in sports development and work towards seeing swimming become an active and popular sport in the country and the region.
“Boosting participation in the sports can generate a variety of socio-economic benefits,” Wells said.
“Sports can — and does — make a profound and positive impact on individuals, communities and the wider society.”
Wells said PNG Swimming was  in the process of developing its strategic plan for the next four years into a usable document to allow for substantial growth in all areas.
She said it would see the numbers of athletes, coaches, technical staff and administrators’ grow through the many learning processes available under the Oceania National Olympic Committee and Oceania Sports Education programme training pathway of the PNGOC and FINA development programmes.
Well said with these learning process now in place, PNGSI would move forward and implement an all-encompassing education programme to allow swimming to grow and produces successful outcomes.