Sports awards night set


Some of Papua New Guinea’s best sports men and women will gather in Port Moresby tomorrow for the 26th SP Sports Awards.
Three finalists each from 11 categories covering athletes, officials, teams and the media will see who comes out on top to receive the prestigious award.
SP Sports Awards organising committee chairperson Tania Mairi Mahuru said they were planning a big night, with her team finalising preparations.
Over 200 people, including the finalists, guests, sponsors, partners and representatives, from various sporting codes are expected to attend the awards.
Guests will also be graced with the presence of international skiing legend Jacqui Cooper who will be speaking on the night.
Cooper will meet the finalists and will also be engaged in other activities over the weekend.
“We have a programme starting earlier in the day which will lead into the night with the awards,” Mahuru said.
Papua New Guinea Olympic Committee secretary-general Auvita Rapilla said the awards were an important moment for the finalists.
SP Brewery managing director Stan Joyce said it was exciting to have all the best sports personalities together.
He encouraged the finalists to enjoy the evening responsibly while also sharing their experiences with each other.
While only one of the three finalists would receive the award, the SP Sports Awards committee said it recognised all finalists as excellent sports people.

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