A team of PPAO executives led by Chief Executive – Paiboon Upattising recently hosted a send-off meeting for young Phuket sportspersons who were leaving to compete in the Sri Saket Games. Council Chairperson and President of Phuket Sports Association – Saroj Angkanapilas and parents were on hand to give cheering support to the island’s sportspersons and coaches.
In his capacity as President of Phuket Sports Association, Mr Saroj thanked Mr Paiboon for chairing the event and for having approved funds, taken from 2014 fiscal year, to the Association to use toward the trip. Of the 660,000 baht grant, 3,000 baht will be awarded to each sportsperson while coaches are allocated 4,000 baht each. The Phuket team comprises of 204 members.
Mr Paiboon congratulated all the sportspersons selected to compete and urged them to do their best to represent Phuket by saying: “You are fortunate to have been selected and provided with excellent coaches. Your parents are also supportive and you should pay them with your gratitude. Please commit to train hard both physically and emotionally. You are our hopes.”