TEAM East New Britain to the PNG Games in Port Moresby next month are gearing up to stage a team-building peace march and open forum to remind players to be responsible and think and act positively.
The chairman of Team ENB committee and youth representative in the ENB provincial assembly, Cleopas Warpit said the team would be doing the march a few days before they leave for Port Moresby next month.
The march set for Nov 14 will start at the Kokopo Secondary School roundabout and end at Takubar field with an open forum.
The theme of the team-building event is “there is more to sports than just playing”.
Warpit added that all 14 sporting codes participating at the PNG Games would be grouped into pools to advocate on social issues affecting the community.
Topics to be covered include violence against women and children, unemployment, poverty, drug and alcohol, guns, prostitution, pornography, gambling, rural-urban drift, HIV/AIDS and environment.
Warpit reiterated that there was more to sports than just playing and members of the Team ENB contingent will be out to prove this.
“We will show our sponsors, supporters and relatives that not only will we be exposing sports talents, but, also helping in advocating social issues affecting our lives,” he said.
He stressed that the event was an initiative of the ENB-PNG Games committee and supported by the provincial division for community development.