The National, Wednesday 22nd May 2013
By HENRY MORABANG
PAPUA New Guinea Swimming bade farewell to one of their supporter, Ian Clyne, as the BSP chief executive officer prepares to return to Australia.
Clyne spent five years in the country in which time he oversaw the BSP green stretch their influence to junior sports particularly swimming, cricket and tennis.
PNG Swimming president Elizabeth Wells said through Clyne, BSP had become the major sponsor of the swimming and also Aquatic Excellence and Development Programme including the BSP “learn to swim” programme.
She said that PNGSI believed every aspiring swimmer should be given the opportunity to participate in the swimming programme, regardless of their ability or age.
“Funding from the sponsors such as BSP has had a meaningful and enduring impact on our sports direction,” she said.
Meanwhile, Sports and Pacific Games Minister Justin Tkatchenko presented a cheque to Boroko Amateur Swimming Club (BASC) president Greg Runnega for the amount of K22,400 to build a small shed to store gear at the Ela Murray School Pool.
With the closure of the Sir Donald Cleland Pool for major construction work to begin on the new Aquatic Centre for the 2015 Pacific Games, the Boroko Swim Club have relocated to the Ela Murray’s 25m School Pool.