Acknowledgement

As 2019 draws to a close and we reflect on a very busy year, Athletics PNG, along with its athletes and coaches would like to

acknowledge the following organisations and friends for their generous support and assistance over an extended period of time

leading into the Pacific Games in Apia Samoa, and continuing through to the seasons close with the National Championships in

Kimbe.

 National Sports Institute: Provision of free access to training and messing facilities and provision of athlete and coaches’

accommodation for nominal charge over a period of 18 months

 PNG Olympic Committee: Games preparation funding for training and competition expenses

 National Gaming Control Board: Funding towards selection trials in Kimbe and overseas competitions

 PNG Sports Foundation: Payment of athlete levy fees and Funding towards final lead up costs of attending Oceania Championships

and the training camp in Cairns

 Prima Small Goods: Substantial donations of meat products over an extended period

 PNG Air: Extensive Domestic travel for technical officials, administrators and athletes

 Trukai Industries

 Lae Biscuit Company

 Chebu Shipping

 Padi Ltd

v Mapai Transport Ltd

 Consort Express Lines Ltd

 TNT – PNG Air Freight Ltd

 Central Provincial Administration: Assisting its athletes to earn selection for the team

 East New Britain Provincial Government: Significant ongoing support for athlete training and educational programs

 East Sepik and New Ireland Provincial Administration: Athlete support

 Governor for WNB Hon Francis Maneke

 Hon Minister for State Enterprises Sasindran Muthuvel

 WNB Sports Development Authority

 Member for Namatanai Hon Walter Schnaubelt – Individual athlete support

 PNG Wantoks Association of Cairns: Food donations, visitations and encouragement to the athletes

 Individual Provincial support groups (Cairns)

 Zoller Limited: Cash donation for athletes pocket money (Cairns)

 Mary Wellington and Paul Garong (Cairns)

 David Wesley and Kieran Scibberas: Motivational talks & inspiring personal experience sharing (Cairns)

 Sarah Ageda: Administrative and logistical support to NCD and Central athletes

 Coaches: Phill Newton, Brett Green, Bernard Manau, Subul Babo, Wala Gime ,Alan Akia, Rosemary Mawe and Naomi Polum

 Physios: Monsy Uvire, Mathew Natusch and Francis Mark

This combined support from the organisations and individuals named above enabled us to:

 Provide accommodation & all meals for an average of approximately 40 athletes & coaches over a period of seven months

 Fully fund 60 PNG based training squad members & coaches to attend the Final Selection Trials in Kimbe

 Fund 17 athletes and two coaches to attend the Thailand Open Championships in May

 Fund 47 athletes and coaches to attend the Oceania Championships in Townsville

 Fully fund a training camp in Cairns for 60 athletes, coaches and support staff for two weeks

 Successfully host our 58th National Track and Field Championships in Kimbe WNB.

A special acknowledgement to Nola Peni and Brett Green for their hard work and outstanding leadership over the final preparation

period and during the PG Games. The 2019 PNG Athletics Team has been the most cohesive and bonded incredibly well with team

spirit and camaraderie high and they have produced outstanding results. The athletes made their supporters, families and their country

very proud.

We topped the Athletics competition medal tally with 14 Gold, 20 Silver and 17 Bronze for a total of 51 medals – 31 medals clear of

our nearest rival. When adjusted for the four gold won by Australia in events we have dominated in recent years this was our best

ever result on foreign soil.

With gratitude for all your help and support, thank you.

Wishing you all a Safe and Joyful Holiday period and a Prosperous 2020

Athletics PNG




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