Enga benefits from PNG Games evaluation

Normal, Sports

TEAM Enga under the leadership of the former Enga Mioks coach, Toksy Nema has vowed to improve its performance for the 2012 PNG Games in Kokopo, East New Britain.
The Trukai youth sports education programme last week revealed several weak areas and also identified the strengths that the team could improve on.
This was done through a case study which had those who participated during the 2009 PNG Games in NCD assess their performances.
The Enga Sports Federation under Nema said the workshop had been helpful in the provincial team improve all areas of its preparation and performance.
Nema admitted that he had little knowledge about preparing for large events like PNG Games.
The training only put him in a better position in giving him the skills and knowledge on when, where and how he would prepare the Enga for the next PNG Games.
From the analysis, Enga took 12 sports to NCD last year.
From the 12 sports they brought home  just five medals.
“Comparing the number of officials and athletes and the number of medals we won, the ratio was not balanced and the sports that brought us medals where particularly individual sports,” Nema observed.
He said the training had given Enga so much insight in to what type of sports they would consider focusing for the national event.
Nema explained that he would target individual sports and work on the team sports that came close to winning the bronze medals.
He noted that the provincial government under Governor Peter Ipatas was always supportive of sports and would be asked again to  provide the assistance in the build up for Team Enga.
It’s only that we show him that we can do the ground work right that would eventually give us more medals in the coming PNG Games.
Nema said, “Sports in the province must also have a facelift. Meaning that every district must have well qualified sports personnel and carry out the programs in the districts targeting the LLGs and Wards.”
Nema acknowledged the support of the PNG Sports foundation and Trukai Industries for making this program possible.
He said it was this program that had set the pathway for our team Enga and its preparation for 2012 PNG games in Kokopo.
The Highlands regional officers John Hou and Tim Gawot will be working very closely with Nema in preparation of team Enga for the coming PNG Games and more importantly to improve sports development in the province.