PNG sports staff say HP training program a success

The High Performance Sport Papua New Guinea staff who attended the recent Oceania Sports Education Program training last week admit it was a success.

The program currently offers sport administration and generic coaching training materials and is expected to expand to other sport education areas like sport science and medicine, community social sport coaching, team manager and sport management and governance.

During the recent training, HPS PNG Staff who attended the were split into two learning groups which were Sport in Community Administrator (SiC) and Community Coaches & Official (CC&O).

A female Boxing athlete and sprinter who is now the HPS PNG Marketing and Public Relations officer Raphaela Baki was one of the participants in the SiC course.

She shared her experience on the week-long training that the course was one which gave her a good understanding of how to organize sporting events and set up a sport club.

“For myself as boxer, I see this course as a very important tool because it will help me as a member of the National Capital District Amateur Boxing Association,” she said.

Adding that as a former sprinter but now a boxer,” I took for granted that it was easy to organise such events for me.”

“But after having gone through the course, I begin to understand why most events are hard to organize,” she stressed.

The training was a success with HPS PNG staffs from Mamose region also attended the course which they also described as a welcome refresher course.

Another OSEP course will be held in November this year to re-evaluate the course participants and also award certificate for the participants who receive their training last week.



Lamech Jinimbo