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Friday, April 04, 2008

Australian Sports Outreach Program grants launched in Solomon Islands

Australia is proud to support sport in Solomon Islands. Therefore the Australian High Commission Office in Honiara is pleased to announce that Pacific Sport Development Grants through the Australian Sports Outreach Program are now available.

The Program focuses on increasing community participation in sport and physical activity and is designed to address, through sport and physical activity, broader community issues such as health promotion, leadership and social cohesion.

Applications for grants which promote community sport participation, sport curriculum at schools and professional development for athletes or administrators, will be viewed most favourably.

Forms are available from the Australian High Commission. Applications are due by Friday 16 May 2008.

Australia recognises that the development of sport at these levels is vital not only to enable Solomon Islands to compete on the world stage but also to promote community involvement in sport which, in turn, helps promote healthy lifestyles and peace within and between communities.

Last year Australia supported various sports including Triathlon Solomon Islands, Solomon Islands Basketball Federation, Solomon Islands Rugby Union Federation received Australian and the Curriculum Development Centre.

Source: SIBC

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