155 nominations received

<p>“This is a fantastic number,” said Ronnie Mea, from the PNGSF, who is also a member of the SP Sports Awards Committee.</p>

<p>“But it is with no surprise as 2017 recorded a number of international sporting achievements in a number of codes.”</p>

<p>This year, the OSEP Sports Official of the Year category collected the highest number of nominations.</p>

<p>Mea said 21 nominations were received for 12 sports officials.</p>

<p>All nominations are now with the PNGSF.</p>

<p>Mea said they are now preparing all files for the SPSA Selection Panel to commence the first leg of judging in mid-April.</p>

<p>“The SPSA Selection Panel, comprising of professionals in the law, media and sporting fraternity, definitely have a challenging task ahead of them. We wish all the nominees the best.”</p>

<p>Finalists will be made known on April 25.</p>

<p>This year’s SP Sports Awards is scheduled for May 26 2018 and will be held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Port Moresby.</p>