Team Madang gearing up for PNG Gmes

first_imgMadang Provincial Assistant Director for Community Development, Joe Bande who is Team manager said the 450 athletes will take part in both individual and team sports with the highest number being team sports.“Team Madang is ready to participate in the upcoming PNG Games with 450 athletes, accompanied by 50 officials which gives a total of 500 member team travelling,”“All the trials for each sporting code have been done, even the officials and team Managers and they are now training in preparation for games,” Bande said.Bande said team Madang in past PNG Games had been preparing late due to lack of coordination, team work, funding and eagerness from athletes but this has changed this year with lead up preparation taking place early.He said the support given by the Provincial Administration under the leadership of Daniel Aloi as Provincial Administrator is highly commendable.“The Provincial Administration has come good, with funding for the Provincial Games in January this year and had pledged to continue to support us in the upcoming PNG Games and in the future,” Bande said.He added that the working committee under his leadership have paid affiliation fees of K10,000 to the host organising committee and are now working towards raising funds to take the team to Kimbe.Bande said with the increase in air fares the team management is working around the clock to seek sponsors and to carry out fundraising events to meet the cost of transport and meals.Moreover, Bande said the host Organizing Committee will meet soon and one of the agenda which he wishes to discuss at the meeting is transportation for teams outside of Niugini Islands Region.Bande however says that preparation for Team Madang is going well and most of the athletes have resumed training with one goal to win gold for Madang.last_img read more