National track and field athletes preparing for this week’s selection trials in Kimbe received a big psychological boost last Friday.
Thanks to TNT Air Cargo who air freighted free of charge seven boxes of track spikes and jogging shoes from Brisbane.
The shoes had been purchased overseas by Athletics PNG and were consolidated in Brisbane by Team Manageress Nola Peni.
Meeting the high cost of freight had been a big concern for APNG until TNT General Manager Troy Park stepped in with his generous offer to ship the shoes to Lae.
The arrival of the consignment coincided with the arrival in Lae of the squad of 42 athletes from Goroka who had to overnight prior to leaving for Kimbe on the MV Chebu.