Bank of South Pacific (BSP) Continues to support swimming in PNG by sponsoring K80,000 to the PNG Swimming Inc. as annual sponsorship towards the BSP National Aquatic Excellence Program.
The program includes the Kundu Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum Target Squads that aims at giving young swimmers the opportunity to progress further in competitive swimming and has been supported by BSP since 2004.
PNGSI President, Elizabeth Wells upon receiving the sponsorship thanked BSP for its continued support, as it contributed positively to developing young talent in the country. The event was witnessed by young up and coming swimming stars, Executives of PNGSI and BSP representatives at the Taurama Aquatic and Indoor Centre (TAIC)
"Being the 16th year of our partnership with BSP, PNGSI has certainly appreciated the funding support over the many years, helping us to grow and provide ongoing educational programs, alongside FINA, for our coaches and technical officials to provide the necessary skills to produce training programs and pathways for our athletes," said Mrs Wells.
She also added that the BSP National Aquatic Excellence Program is a program that recognises swimming excellence and covers swimmers from the ages of 9 through to the Open Division.
"For developing members on the BSP Kundu Target Squads, we will continue to plan and host BSP Development Camps as has been done previously for our athletes competing in the Oceania Championships which PNG Swimming Inc. will be hosting this month from 25-30th June, 2018" said Mrs Wells.
She continued on to say that BSP has made it possible for PNGSI to continue its BSP FINA Coach and Technical Officials education program on an annual basis to Clubs, Schools and the general public to further upskill Swimming officials and train new volunteers to provide the necessary training programs for their athletes to improve and thus raise the bar for their progression and advancement in their sporting career.
"It is a great honour to have Bank South Pacific on board. And we are greatly appreciative of the continued support and sponsorship," added PNGSI President.
BSP Head of Marketing, Gorethy Semi presented the cheque on behalf of the bank saying, "BSP is a proud and committed supporter of sports development in PNG and this partnership with PNGSI has nurtured and developed more swimming talent and Technical officials for PNG."
BSP has made it possible for PNGSI to continue its BSP FINA Coach Education program on an annual basis to Clubs, Schools and the general public to further upskill our coaches and train new volunteers to provide the necessary training programs for our athletes to improve and thus raise the bar for their progression and advancement in their sporting career.