Sports becoming an industry: Governor

Governor for Central Province, Robert Agarobe, says sports in the country is now becoming an industry.

He says this industry is one that is gradually expanding and in the near future, it will create pathways for education and employment for those that will excel in sports.

Agarobe was addressing students and teachers attending the 6th Central Province secondary & high schools sports carnival at the Sir John Guise stadium on Monday.

He said the carnival will offer a lot of challenges for the students and the teachers to achieve the objectives that have been set out for the weeklong event.

“This carnival promotes mutual friendship amongst students, teachers and of course the parents. I hope many parents will turn up to support you on this occasion,” Governor Agarobe said.

He stated sports will develop you physically, mentally and promote and enforce discipline amongst students.

“In my first 3 months in office as Central Province Governor, sports made me proud by Team Central winning the 7th PNG Games in 2017 at Kimbe, West New Britain Province.

“The country knows Central Province is the champion of sports in PNG and I was proud to have heard that students also contributed to the success of Team Central 2017,” Agarobe said.

“This week is not about who becomes the champion school, it will be all about which students have the talents and skills to expose in the sports they play. I am sure some national federation and of course, our own Team Central officials, will be looking around to scout some of these talented athletes, so the onus is on your individual brilliance.”

The schools will compete in the following ball games, soccer, basketball, volleyball, netball, 6-a-side touch and athletics on Thursday and Friday at the Sir John Guise stadium.

Governor Agarobe supported the week-long Central Province School carnival with K80,000 for all 13 high and secondary schools to participate, but only nine schools are taking part.

Magarida Secondary School, Ianu High School, Kupiano secondary (all in Abau district) and Tapini Sacred Heart high in Goilala did not attend.

(Official kick off of the 6th Central Province High & Secondary Schools Carnival at Sir John Guise stadium by Governor for Central, Robert Agarobe, witnessed by Central Sports Coordinator Henry Kavana)

Press release