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Friday, September 18, 2009

Five in Solomon Islands selected for Australian Sports Outreach Program funding 2009-2010

Five sporting applicants from the Solomon Islands have been selected to benefit from the 2009-2010 Australian Sports Outreach program (ASOP) funding support.

The five successful projects for 2009-2010 are:

1. SIPA United: AU$7,000 – support for a soccer tournament in Bellona encouraging female participation in the sport.

2. Lavukal Primary Schools Sports Carnival: AU$3,820 – revival of an annual multi-school sports carnival to promote active participation in sport.

3. Solomon Islands Cricket Association: AU$2,745 – coaching and development of school-based junior cricket competition.

4. North Vellalavella Constituency Sports Association: AU$5,000 – school and community-based multi-sport coaching and development program.

5. Solomon Islands Tennis Federation: AU$10,000 – continuation and expansion of a junior tennis program encouraging physical activity and health promotion.

The Australian Sports Outreach Program (ASOP) has been operating since 2006 and is managed by the Australian Sports Commission. Its goal is to increase capacity to deliver inclusive sports based programs that contribute to social development.

ASOP Pacific Sport Development Grants (SDG) aim to provide funding assistance to targeted small-medium size community sport development projects in predominantly Commonwealth countries not normally assisted under the Pacific component of the ASOP.

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