PNG Games

Support to PNG Games

PNG Sports Foundation Sports Division has responsibilities and policy interests in relation to particular special events in the national sports calendar. In 2009 the major events included teh 4th PNG Games and the Arafura Games.

Since the inception of these biennial Games by the PNG Sports Foundation in 2003, at which teams representing each of the 20 Provinces compete in a multisport program similar to the Pacific Games, the PNG Sports Foundation has remained the driving force on the PNG Games Council, has provided the Secretariat to the Council, and has coordinated meeting of the Council at National Sports Institute.

The Games themselves have now proved their success and have generated their own momentum, as each edition of the Games attracts more participants, more sponsorship, and imporantly, more political support both at the National level and from Provincial leaders. Also underpinning that growth has been significant development of the Games Charter and the Host Agreement to ensure clear roles and responsibilities, to ensure sport development objectives are supported, and to ensure sport-for-development opportunities are also expoited.


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