Former Olympian Pulu impressed with programmes


TRACK legend and former Olympian Peter Pulu has praised the Basketball Federation of Papua New Guinea’s (BFPNG) Basketball for Good programmes.
The PNG Sports Foundation high-performance talent identification officer participated in BFPNG’s Hoops for Health programme in Port Moresby earlier this month.
“I was impressed with their programmes and immediately decided to get involved with BFPNG’s projects,” the 44-year-old said.
“BFPNG is taking the lead in rolling out effective programmes that can potentially identify players for the national teams.” The 100m PNG record holder said other national sporting federations should follow BFPNG’s lead in establishing grassroots programmes.
“I find their programmes promising,” Pulu said.
“It was a great experience to work with BFPNG chief executive Nick Daroa and development officer Jordan Sere.”
The 1996 Olympian also praised BFPNG for bringing its programmes outside Port Moresby.
“Their desire to reach out to communities is a great way to reach more potential athletes,” Pulu said.