The Papua New Guinea Olympic Committee held a sports management course ©PNGOC

Elizabeth Wells received the best student award following an administration course run by the Papua New Guinea Olympic Committee (PNGOC).

Wells, a sports administrator who is President of PNG Swimming, excelled in the Advanced Sport Management course, which is part of the Managing Olympic Sport Organisations (MOSO) programme.

The course was held over six weeks in capital Port Moresby with candidates having to deliver a presentation as their final assignment.

This had to be on a case study from their own sporting federation with six modules needing to be completed in all.

The MOSO scheme is part of the Oceania Sports Education Programme with PNGOC keep to improve the standard of sports administration at governing bodies in the country.

Elizabeth Wells won the best student prize ©PNGOC
Elizabeth Wells won the best student prize ©PNGOC

Wells said the skills she learnt on the course helped her draft a plan which eventually led to Papua New Guinea being awarded the 2018 Oceania Swimming Championships.

Sir John Dawanincura, the President of PNGOC, and secretary general Auvita Rapilla applauded those who graduated from the course.

Applications for the next running of the programme, which will start in March, are now being received.

National Federations have been urged to put people forward.