National federations obtain financial support
The PNG Olympic Committee (PNGOC) recently announced the first round of financial support to these federations as part of the PNG team’s performance strategy.
With just under two years to go to the 2023 Solomon Islands Pacific Games, athletes, teams and their coaches are already preparing to ensure they are at the highest level during the opening ceremony on November 19. 2023.
This initial financial support was provided to help National Federations organize their National National Competitions which are in line with their selection process and selection criteria.
Athletics, basketball, boxing and va’a are the first national federations to benefit from the PNG team’s performance strategy, which includes the provision of equipment funding support.
Funding for the implementation of the PNG team’s performance strategy was made possible through the sponsorship of Kumul Consolidated Holdings (KCH) received this year.
Announcing and congratulating the four NFs, PNGOC Secretary General Auvita Rapilla congratulated the four sports for their organization and compliance by providing all the documentation and information required as part of the PNGOC resource allocation policy which âRaised the bar of FN in terms of governance. and accountability practices.
Rapilla encouraged the National Federations to work closely with the Secretariat team to finalize their high performance plans and sport-specific selection criteria to access the funding that has been made available through KCH.
Team PNG’s performance strategy also reflects PNG’s representation at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, Birmingham Commonwealth Games 2022, Solomon Islands Pacific Games 2023, and Paris Olympics 2024.
âPreparations at the elite level are an ongoing effort and we are grateful that this partnership allows us to help athletes succeed in the country and inspire more Papua New Guinea to pursue their dreams,â said Rapilla.
âWe encourage all other sports to submit their performance plans, budgets and selection criteria so that our athletes can get the support and preparations needed for the next Games. The challenges of COVID-19 are ongoing and we encourage National Federations to improvise and prepare their athletes and teams as best they can under the current circumstances. “
Athletics PNG was one of the National Federations to receive this financial support which saw them host their Grand Prix recently and followed by the National Championships Dec 3-5 in Kimbe, western New Britain.
PNG Athletics President Tony Green thanked PNGOC and KCH for their help with the PNG team’s performance strategy.
In 2022, the PNG team will compete in two back-to-back International Games, the Pacific Mini-Games in Saipan, Northern Marinas from June 17 to 25 and the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, UK from July 27 to August 7. The Solomon Islands 2023 Pacific Games will run from November 19 to December 2, 2023.
PNGOC is grateful to the Board of Directors and management of KCH for recognizing the importance and long-term benefits of the PNG team’s performance strategy, which focuses on the development of a sport and of a specific athlete.