Minister expresses pride in local coaches

Vice Minister for Sports, Wesley Raminai, expressed his pride in the local coaches who attended the Coach Study Tour program in Gold Coast, Australia.

The CST program is facilitated by the Papua New Guinea Sports Foundation through High Performance Sport PNG to enhance the capacity of local coaches.

Raminai, on visiting the group at the Sports Super Centre, was proud to see the coaches engaged in a top learning environment.

With the 2018 Commonwealth Games to be held at Gold Coast, Raminai said it was a good preparation for all coaches; he hoped they would impart the skills learnt with PNG.

Raminai was accompanied by the PNGSF CEO, Peter Tsiamalili Junior, who said the program is a testimony of the national government and the leadership in our country.

Tsiamalili Jr highlighted that the training gives a good opportunity for the coaches themselves to talk amongst themselves of what challenges they are facing and at the same time, get the experience from the resources and capabilities of the people that are presenting at the conference.

He further said being able to understand how elite coaches achieve greatness and applying it to our PNG context, especially leading into the GC2018, is vital.

The CEO said it is factual in the world today, elite athletes will have success if they have the right coaching and that is one of the areas PNG really needs to put a lot of resources into.

The first-of-its-kind coach development program was made possible through a partnership signed by the PNGSF, the City of the Gold Coast and Super Sports Centre in Gold Coast, Australia, where throughout the week, HPS PNG staff and 26 coaches were given the opportunity to learn from experts in Australia on modern coaching combined with a broad range of high performance disciplines.


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Benny Geteng