K5,000 support for LFA squad

Normal, Sports

The National – Tuesday, June 14, 2011

ISLANDS Petroleum, the distributor of Exxon Mobil lubricants, has invested K5,000 for the national soccer regional championships in Lae to instill discipline and build human character through the code.
The company branch manager Shehab Das has contributed the amount which will be used to buy  uniforms, training gear, medical kits and rations for Lae Football Association squad currently in a training camp.
The code has made an impact on the lives of unfortunate in the community hence generating interests in the youth, Das said.
He acknowledged that Panamex had invested K51,000 to do up the grounds, signboards and fencing for a new-look Panamex Park, formerly LFA Park.
“The company is excited to be involved in the development of the sports because citizens are in need of extra-curricular activities to occupy them and utilise their lives meaningfully and productively to live healthy lives which is where most of the youth make use of their skills and talents,” Das added.
Panamex Park will host four  teams representing associations from Madang, Wau-Bulolo, Lahi and LFA to compete in three-day round-robin games starting on Friday.
The associations in the other regions – New Guinea Islands, the Highlands and Southern – will also be hosting their competition in their respective venues.
Only four qualifying teams from each region will be selected to play in the Besta Cup  challenge for the grand prize of K30,000  in September in Port Moresby.
Panamex Pacific (PNG) Ltd national sales and marketing manager Ronald Ram was pleased with the support from Islands Petroleum.
He was very confident they would perform to their best against other contenders.
“Seeking corporate sponsorship to assist such competitions at this time is not that easy and investment into the squad was truly invaluable given the trust and confident,” Ram, who is also the team manager and player, said.