Sports to outline plans

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TWENTY-two sports have confirmed their attendance at the strategic planning workshop for national federation at Ela Beach Hotel in Port Moresby this weekend.
The workshop, initially set for Sept 11, had been rescheduled for this weekend.
PNGSFOC deputy general secretary Auvita Rapilla said 28 sports had completed the readiness assessment tools (RAT) and were expecting a good turnout at the workshop.
The theme of the workshop is “building capacity for success” which seeks to define capacity levels of sports and identify priorities and how best to achieve these for success using the 2015 Pacific Games as a catalyst for improvement and change leaving a legacy for sport in PNG.
National federations will also be presenting an overview and self assessments using the RAT to determine the levels of capacity of their national federations.
They will also identify their current stage and what they are doing to address the eight specific areas of organisational operations.
From the information, they will be able to choose specific priorities for development and establish a framework for addressing strategic objectives for success in 2015.
Auvita said the workshop was funded through Oceania National Olympic Committee under the Olympic solidarity sports administration programme with a budget of US$20,000 to cover all costs of the workshops.
“This is a grant we receive biannually on application to ONOC for administration and management courses.
“We have five delegates coming from outside centres as most sports have their executives based in Port Moresby,” she said.
The government in conjunction with the PNG Sports Foundation and PNG Sports Federation and Olympic Committee are putting a programme in place called the ‘grassroots to gold strategy’ which will focus on a talent identification and training path leading to the 2015 Pacific Games.
The outcome of the workshop is for each national federation to develop their strategic plans 2011-15 contributing to the grassroots to gold strategy.
Oceania National Olympic Committee regional development manager Brian Minikin will facilitate the two-day workshop.