PNG High Performance Sports will use 2017 to enhance its programs, including their new talent pathway program.
While all current programs will continue into the New Year, a different approach will see each one amended so both athletes and coaches can benefit.
This will include elite athletes and upcoming young stars, as they make their way up to an elite level.
A new direction will also be provided for coaches, on how they can approach each program, as well as dealing with athletes in their respective codes.
The High Performance Talent pathway progra, that’s already in the spotlight and gaining popularity, will provide opportunity to young talent in the communities to develop them into their scholarship programs.
The tiered programs will have a systematic approach with a crucial level of difference when it comes to providing services to both coaches and athletes. This means courses for both parties, and community sports initiatives will continue, while taking a different level of approach.
Director Aaron Alsop, said all programs will be enhanced to strengthen participation at regional and international events. These events include the Mini Pacific Games, Oceania Championships, Pacific Games, World University Games, Asian Indoor Games, The Commonwealth Games, and the Olympic Games.
Other programs facilitated by PNG HPS are schools sports days and engagements of interested institutions.
Alsop said providing help and support to coaches and athletes in getting them to do what they love is something the HP Team will continue to develop.