Sports Awards nominations open

first_imgThe Awards recognises the performance and achievements of Papua New Guinea athletes during the period January 1 to December 31 2015.Similar to last year, there are 12 categories including Male and Female Athlete of the Year, Team of the Year, National Performance of the Year, Junior Male and Female Athlete of the Year, Best Sportsperson with a Disability and Sports Media Award.Nominations can be submitted by anyone including national sporting associations, individual sportsmen and women, coaches, administrators, clubs, sports officials, the media and the public.PNG Olympic Committee Secretary General Auvita Rapilla encourages the public to be part of the celebration this year and nominate now.“Nominate the sporting personalities you think deserve to win the awards on offer this year,” said Rapilla.Nominations must include supporting documentation describing major achievements in 2015.Closing date for nominations in all categories is on April 1 and the presentation night is scheduled on Saturday, May  4 , in Port Moresby.The public also have the opportunity to vote on which finalist from the first four categories they feel deserves to win the People’s Choice of the Year.last_img read more