Performance centre to produce champions

first_imgSpeaking at the official transfer today of the HPTC from the PNG Olympic Committee (PNGOC) to the PNG Sports Foundation (PNGSF), Tkatchenko said the HPTC is the diamond that has put our athletes right up there with some of the world’s best.“The HPTC is the reason why we topped the medal tally of the Pacific Games.“The HPTC shows how good our athletes can be when they turn professional and compete with the rest of the world” said Tkatchenko.He added that the Government will continue to support the HPTC with K5 million allocated in the 2016 budget for the running of the HPTC.He however issued a warning not to let the Government’s money go to waste.“The HPTC along with all other sporting venues must be fully utilised and maintained.“We don’t want a repeat of what happened after the 1991 South Pacific Games where there was total mismanagement of the venues.“The Government has spent too much already so look after it,” said Tkatchenko.last_img

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