PNG Sports Foundation (PNGSF)

K600,000 For Team PNG

On the eve of travel to the Games, PNG Sports Foundation (PNGSF) yesterday presented a K626,980 cheque to the PNG Olympic Committee (PNGOC) earmarked for Team PNG’s participation at the Commonwealth Games. 

In a small but significant presentation held at the Aquatic Centre, PNGSF Chief Executive Officer, Albert Veratau said he was privileged on behalf of the Government to support Sport and especially the elite athletes representing Papua New Guinea in a world sporting event, the Commonwealth Games.

PNGSF Granted Authority

As per a directive by the Controller dated 17 February 2022. The PNGSF Management Committee shall be responsible for:

a) Approving requests for affiliated bodies to play matches;

b) Approving requests for affiliated bodies to resume training; and

c) In consultation with the Department of Health, approving sporting plans, COVID protocols, regulating and monitoring compliance of the National Federations events

Sports Foundation notes progress under COVID-19 protocol

“The new normal that the pandemic has instilled has changed the way we do things. This has brought about positive change and hygiene measures to protect all those involved,” stated PNGSF Acting Executive Director/CEO Micah James.

Over the weekend, the PNGNRL successfully hosted the first sporting competition since the country went into lockdown. 

“We are proud of the administration of PNGNRL, it is not an overnight success and we know they have been working on getting this right for months,” said James.

PNGSF allocates K500,000 for overtime claims

The skilled workers of Parohu built the PNG Football Stadium and the Bava Park for the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup.

Chief Executive Officer of the PNGSF, Peter Tsiamalili Jr, assured the workers they will be paid after a meeting on Wednesday this week.

He said the state steering committee had made the funds available for the overtime claims to be paid.

The state steering committee comprises representatives from the PNGSF, Department of National Planning and Monitoring and the Department of Finance.