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Goroka Sports Award Dinner To Promote Sports

Sport is an integral part of development and it needs the combined efforts of all stakeholders.

This is from Goroka District Administrator Andreas Lulue, during the Goroka Sports Award dinner hosted over the weekend.


PNG Kickboxing figurehead Stanley Nandex, The Headhunter, threw in his support to develop sports in the province.


Having Nandex on board is a bonus for the Goroka people, as they prepare for the 6th PNG Games.


It was a night of nights with glitz and glamour from the corporate houses, members of national sports Institute, and members of Parliament, including Sports Minister, Justin Tkatchenko, Minister for Justice and Attorney General, Kerenga Kua, and district MPs. 


It was first of its kind to have the Goroka Sports Award dinner. The event was aimed at promoting sports in the province.


Talented beauties took to the catwalk, displaying some sporting codes played in the province, and you wouldn’t go past these little sporting stars who raised many eyebrows with their martial art skills.


Goroka District Administrator, Andreas Lulue was a proud man to administer the event. He will be working in collaboration with the National Sports Institute and relevant stakeholders.   


Sports Minister, Justin Tkatchenko took pride in this initiative. Sports fanatic and member for Goroka, Bire Kimisopa, believes in using sports as a vehicle for change and development. 


An elated Kimisopa was proud to see support coming from his people and the business community.


Mr. Kimisopa couldn’t ask for more when having the face of PNG Kickboxing, Stanley Nandex on board as the District Sports Coordinator to oversee all the sporting activities in his electorate.   


Mr. Kimisopa then unveiled the three major sporting events. The Member’s Cup for rugby league competition, Ironman series, a triathlon event. Both events will eventuate in September and November respectively. 


A third announcement was to have a team in the National Soccer League Competition in 2016, to which he has committed one hundred thousand kina.


The National Sports Institute, located in the west side of the Goroka town will be the home ground of the team. 


The National Government has invested K5.5 million including K2.5 million from the Goroka DSIP for upgrading the gymnasium facilities, and building a multi sports complex, which is currently under construction.


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