Sports boost

The National,Thursday June 30th, 2016

UP TO 95 Pacific sport enthusiasts from government sports offices, 11 national sports federations and sports and physical education teachers will be participating in the Papua New Guinea Oceania Sport Education Programme (OSEP) scheduled for July 4-14 in Port Moresby.
The programme is supported by the Papua New Guinea Sports Foundation and is coordinated through the PNG Olympic Committee.
OSEP is a programme under the Oceania National Olympic Committee that delivers training courses that include the master educator, educator, managing in sport organisations, sport in community administration and community coaching and officiating.
The training is expected to develop in-country master educators and educators with high levels of presentation and assessment skills who can deliver and assess these courses.
Successful completion of this training will certify graduates as OSEP master educators and educators.
The training will run at different venues with the main one being at the Sir John Guise Indoor Complex conference room.
The others include the Taurama Aquatic Centre and the Rita Flynn Indoor conference rooms.
The national sports federations represented include swimming with nine candidates, handball, badminton, volleyball, basketball, netball, triathlon, disability sports, softball, rugby union and cricket.
All of the participating federations are based in the national capital.
One sport conspicuous by its absence is athletics because of a lack of funding to bring in the code’s candidates for the training, most of whom are based in Lae, Kokopo and Goroka.
OSEP mentor, Talemo Waqa of Fiji will be the facilitator for the training. Co-facilitating will be OSEP master educators, Sainimili Talatoka, Tirani Uluinakauvadra, John Susuve and Janet Gimots.
All Participants will be addressed formally at the welcome event on Monday at 9am at the Sir John Guise Indoor Complex.
For information on OSEP training courses, contact (675) 3251449 / (675) 71001062 / (675) 7100.