SP Sports awards embraces discipline in sports

The quote from Mahatma Gandhi.

“There will have to be rigid and Iron discipline before we achieve anything great and ensuring that discipline will not come by mere academic argument and appeal to reason and logic. Discipline is learned and it starts with you.”

Chief Executive Officer PNG Sports Foundation Albert Veratau said, the quote acknowledges that self-discipline in an individual responsibility whether it be on or off the field.

Call To Support Fun Run Auctions

The auctions will be held in Lae on 24th of March at the Lae Yacht Club and in Port Moresby on 31 March at the APEC Haus.  

The Trukai Fun Run Auctions is one of two major fundraising events for the PNGOC held annually to raise funds for Team PNG to participate at international sporting events such as the Pacific, Commonwealth and Olympic games.

All funds raised this year will enable Team PNG to attend the Pacific Mini Games in Northern Marianas in June and the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham in July.

Hectic PNGOC calendar outlined

Its main focus on preparing and sending Team PNG to attend the Pacific Mini Games in Saipan, Northern Marianas, and the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, United Kingdom, set to take place in June and July respectively.

In welcoming 2022, Secretary General of the PNGOC, Auvita Rapilla, urged the Secretariat during a Goal Setting Workshop to set precise achievable goals with clear workable plans aligned with PNGOC’s goals and objectives.

Power of Football

K4K brought together the expertise of three organizations in collaboration to educate, inspire and mobilize youths to overcome hurdles concerning their health, better living and a positive outlook to life and becoming the change in their communities.

Workshop Prepares Para-Athletes

According to Chef De Mission, Susanne Sere, Para-athletes representing PNG at the Para-olympic Games in Tokyo have been training hard under Coach Jackie Travetz.

“I am happy with our two Para-Sport athletes who have qualified to participate at this year’s Para-Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan. Both Nelly leva and Morea Maros will represent PNG in Para-Sports in the track and field events in Javelin,” said Sere.

She said the team recently met in Goroka for a week training for both athletes and the coaches.

Sere To Lead Para-Olympic Team

Sere said the team is excited and looking forward to flying the PNG Flag with pride. The team is set to depart for Tokyo via Singapore on 23rd of August.

Sere who is thrilled, described her role as challenging, and full of administrative duties, however, she is ecstatic and looking forward to accompanying the coach and para-athletes for the first time to Tokyo Para-Olympic Games.

“I am really excited about the role, it’s a learning process, as it is my first time, but am excited and looking forward to leading the Para-Athletes to Tokyo,” she said.

NGCB Supports team PNG

NGCB Acting Chief Executive Officer Imelda Agon, said the funding assistance is to meet additional costs of quarantine, COVID 19 precautions and the increased costs of travel due to the Pandemic for Team PNG.

Rellie Kaputin who competed over the weekend is the last athlete from team PNG to represent the country at the Olympic Games. 

Agon said NGCB is a keen supporter of the PNG Olympic Committee and will continue to maintain this partnership. 


K1m Sports Partnership

Minister for State Owned Enterprises, William Duma, presented the cheque to PNGOC yesterday.

SP Brewery, Trukai Industries and Brian Bell Group also gave PNGOC financial assistance this week.

KCH’s partnership with PNGOC is a three year commitment worth K3million, over a three year period from 2021 to 2023.

The funding will support the implementation of the Team PNG’s new performance strategy 2021-2024.

Trukai Backs PNGOC

The team received a cheque of two hundred and fifty thousand kina today. It was signed to the PNG Olympic Committee (PNGOC).

PNGOC President Sir John Dawanincura thanked Trukai Industries for its ongoing support of more than two decades.

“I’d like to acknowledge the support from Trukai Industries to Team PNG in this challenging times and I want to thank them for their continued partnership and commitment,” said Sir John.

Trukai Industries CEO Alan Preston said Trukai is happy to support Team PNG athletes traveling.

Post PNG sees importance of Trukai Fun Run

Chief Operations Officer of Post PNG, Ben Davis, said the Trukai Fun Run is a great way of giving back to the community and they are pleased to be a part of it.

Davis thanked the PNG Olympic Committee for providing the opportunity for the corporate sector to be part of Team PNG through the Fun Run, and presented a cheque for K16,000 for Fun Run T-shirts.

The shirts were bought during the Trukai Fun Run auctions in Port Moresby on March 8 this year. Post PNG bought 1,600 shirts to be the second highest bidder for Port Moresby.