K35 000 total prize money for Sports Awards

​Athletes recognized at the 2016 SP Sports Awards will receive prize money for the 12 categories totalling K35 000 thanks to major sponsor SP Brewery.

Managing Director, Stan Joyce said they’re happy to bring to the country the 24th SP Sports Awards that recognises sporting excellence in the country in 2015.

“SP Brewery remains steadfast in supporting sports in PNG and our historic partnership with the PNG Olympic Committee will ensure that we bring this prestigious event again this year.

“I’d like to encourage all of us to get behind our sporting athletes, coaches, administrators and sports scribers and nominate for the 2016 SP Sports Awards,” said Joyce.

Nominations opened yesterday and close on April 1.

After the close of nominations, the selection committee will sit for three meetings to select three finalists for each of the categories.

The selection committee members are: Moses Koiri (chairman), Auvita Rapilla, Peter Chalapan, Eli Webb and Steven Mase from the media.

The awards presentation night is scheduled for Saturday, May 4 in Port Moresby.

Quintina Naime