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K100, 000 boost for Paralympics from BSP

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

The delivery of the good tidings was welcome news for paralympians who have somewhat not been recognized over the years.

BSP Manager Corporate Sponsorship Rosemary Mawe when presenting this year's sponsorship said "BSP recognises the difficulties athletes with disabilities face when preparing and attending major national and international events annually, and we are proud to help them reach their aspirations".

"By supporting Paralympics in the country, we aim to give athletes living with disabilities the opportunity in achieving their sporting dreams.

She noted that through BSP's support PNG Paralympians have done well in various international and national events, including the recent Commonwealth Games in India.

"We are proud to sustain support towards Para sport in the country as it has put PNG on the world map against the world's best," Mawe added. The presentation was done in Goroka in front of more than 70 athletes following the end of a successful PNGPC Athletics and Power lifting programs.

The athletes had attended the National Para Athletic trials during the weekend at the National Sporting Institute and basic training on Power lifting coaches and referee clinics.

Ms Mawe also thanked two visiting Australian trainers Steve Green and Greg Hobl in providing technical expertise for PNG coaches to enhance their skills and techniques.

"Important skills and techniques of coaching is what is required to assist our athletes' performance and we

appreciate such assistance.

BSP's funding will also help towards preparations for the Arafura Games and South Pacific Games later this year. Mawe wished the elite training squad well and encouraged them to strive for best results and be good ambassadors for PNG.