Cricket PNG in partnership with the PNG High Performance Centre of Excellence (HPCE), ran a two-day workshop in Port Moresby this week, with the theme, Better People Make Better Athletes.
The main focus areas were:
- Personal Development – athletes build on their personal brand and soft skills
- Risk Management – managing personal stresses of elite sport
- Career Transitioning – athletes set up goals for successful and satisfying careers after sport
The program which took place on the 26th of this month, saw guest speaker, Sanj Silva, from the New Zealand Cricket Players Association.
Former class cricketer, Sanj Silva, said imparting his knowledge and skills to athletes of PNG, especially to do with cricket, is a bonus to the country as athletes are now able to receive first hand advice and professional information, dealing with elite athletes.
PNG Hebou Barramundis Captain, Jack Vara, said going through the program, he and his colleagues now have a better understanding of what to expect once they leave cricket, and what they can expect when they make their career choices in life.
Manager for Programs & Events, Lois Garena, spoke on behalf of the HPCE, thanking Cricket PNG for their partnership, and Sanj Silva for the program. She said after going through the program, athletes will now have a fair idea on how to manage areas covered, that is of significance to their life after cricket.