Papua New Guinea and the South Pacific’s Leading Engineering and Project Management firm, Kramer Ausenco (PNG) Ltd, has supported the sport of volleyball in the Gulf Province by providing K4, 200 for the purchase of equipment and uniforms for players.
Former PNG international volleyballer and PNG head coach, Koavea Karulaka, requested the balls, pumps, whistles, tops and shorts, after he and the Gulf Provincial Sports Office organised for matches to be played between Gulf volleyball players living in the National Capital District (NCD), and the Team Gulf volleyball players in Kerema.
The matches take place from November 1-4 and aim to help prepare the Team Gulf volleyball players for the PNG Games later in that month in Kokopo, East New Britain Province.
Kramer Ausenco’s Chief Operating Officer, Bruce Nicholson, who presented the items to Karulaka and members of the NCD-based players today, said the company was happy to contribute to an activity that promotes healthy living, working together, and achieving.
“We look forward to seeing volleyball continue to grow in the Gulf Province, and sport continue to be used as a development tool for the people,” Nicholson said.
Karulaka thanked Kramer Ausenco for its assistance to the second most popular sport after Rugby League in the province.
The NCD-based players – some of who are former or current national representatives, will also conduct training clinics with, and distribute the equipment and uniforms to some village teams.