SPORTS AWARDS GUEST SPEAKER – LAUREN JACKSON
The SP Sports Awards has a history of having fantastic guest speakers for its Awards Presentation Night and the 2016 awards will be no different with the announcement of Australian professional basketballer and sports icon Lauren Jackson to be the guest of honour.
This was announced by the SP Sports Awards Organising Committee Chairman Andrew Lepani who said that Lauren is looking forward to coming to Papua New Guinea for the first time and meeting the SP Awards Finalists.
‘I know this is the night of nights for sports athletes in Papua New Guinea and I’m really excited to be part of the event,” Jackson said.
Jackson, who retired from competitive basketball earlier this year is recognised as one of the world’s best female basketball players. She has had a stellar basketball career, which includes winning the American professional basketball league the Women’s NBA championship, winning the WNBA Most Valuable Player of the Year award, winning an Olympic Bronze medal and being the flagbearer for the Australian Olympic Team.
Thirty-three finalists will be vying for the top awards on Saturday 04th June at the Crowne Plaza in Port Moresby.