Athletes and officials learn leadership.

Caption: The athletes and officials on arrival at the Jacksons International Airport Wednesday.

By FIDELIS SUKINA

SEVERAL sports and athletes came back during the week after 7 days of team bonding and leadership training at Gold Coast, Australia.

The training was part of the PNG High performance Sport Leadership summit themed “Driving the Change for a Culture of Excellence, which was held on the October 19-25.

The training was part of the lead up to the Commonwealth Games in 2018, and was geared towards finding the leadership qualities and helping their respective sports make it to the commonwealth games in 2018.

Athlete Welfare Officer Lucy Kasu said the training encouraged the participants to strive to be in team PNG for the commonwealth games and how to be leaders in their sporting codes.

“This was a training leading up to the 2018 commonwealth games in the Gold Coast, the training encouraged them to be in team PNG in 2018, it was more or less training on how to come back and get well prepared in their preparations,” she said.

Richard Ora High Performance Personal Development Coordinator said they did leadership and team bonding training that really helped the participants.

“It was something new training on leadership identifying the leader in each sport to be the leader and influence. We looked at leading self and others, we did team bonding activities where each person had to help each other and participants also we took part in exercises on facing our fears fears and we worked on our attitudes and building team culture.

“We would like to thank the government the Gold Coast Mayor and PNG sports foundation a successful trip for the leadership summit and I am happy to say it will be an annual event,” Ora said

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