The volunteers included 1000 technical officials for all sports that helped to deliver the successful Games.
Minister for Sports Justin Tkatchenko expressed his appreciation to the volunteers during a thank you party today at the Sir John Guise Stadium organised by the Games Organising Committee.
Tkatchenko thanked the volunteers for their time and efforts as what they did were not paid roles but the experience they got from being a volunteer is something money can’t buy.
“You’re all champions and congratulations for showing us how our country can move forward as you have all been a major part of that.
“I look forward to working with you all again as we look forward to hosting the FIFA U20 World Cup in 2016, the Commonwealth Weightlifting Championship and other international sporting events,” he said.
Games CEO Peter Stewart on behalf of the sponsors also thanked the volunteers for a job well done.
“You should feel proud of what you have done for PNG.
“It’s fantastic to see so many people putting up their hands to help PNG and successfully delivered the Games,” Stewart said.
The volunteers received certificates of appreciation and medals for their efforts during the Games.