Paralympics team get help to prepare

Normal, Sports


HASTINGS Deering (PNG) Limited yesterday continued their commitment by donating K10,000 to the PNG Paralympics team to prepare for the Commonwealth Games in New Delhi, India later this year.
PNG Paralympics Committee honourary president Dr Kefu Ma said the money would go towards the training camp of its elite squad members.
He said the PNG Paralympics team would start their training on Feb 22 at National Sports Institute (NSI) in Goroka, Eastern Highlands province, and the money would greatly help them.
Dr Ma said the company started sponsoring the PNG Paralympics in 2007 with K5,000, the following year, they gave K10,000 and last year, another K15,000 was given to support the team.
He said apart from training at the NSI, the PNG Paralympics Committee would also prepare teams to take part in the Australia championships and later send a team to World Powerlifting Championships in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in July.
Dr Ma said on behalf of the president Bernard Chan and the patron of the PNG Paralympics Committee Dame Carol Kidu, he sincerely thanked Hastings Deering for their continued support.
The PNG Paralympics Sports had never acquired any sponsorship until Francis Kompaon proved all wrong by winning a silver medal at the Beijing Paralympics Games to raise the profile of the sport.