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Team Up PNG hosts Sports for Development Seminar for Media and Teams

A Sports for Development Program Seminar hosted by Team Up PNG was held yesterday at the Lamana Hotel. This was for all sports journalists from various media firms and sport teams and organizations.

The seminar focused on how media and teams can work together to promote sports for development and create lasting positive change in communities. It will also discuss sports' importance in education, health and social outcomes. Attendees networked and collaborated with each other.

Team Up is a Sport for Development Program, funded by the Australian Government. It is a regional program throughout the Pacific. It focuses on grassroots sports.

The Manager for Team Up (PNG based), Andrew Lepani said that he is happy to see Sport for Development impacting and adding value to the lives of the people at the grassroots level.

“There have been some impactful stories from the different sports organizations we have engaged and partnered with. We are happy and excited to see Sport for Development impacting and changing the lives of people at grassroots level.”

Team Up supports thirty (30) Sport for Development Programs across the Pacific with over sixty (60) organizations working in partnership with thirteen (13) different sporting codes to implement their activities.

In its first phase in 2021 and 2022, the Sport for Development Program was rolled out in six countries such as Papua New Guinea, Nauru, Fiji, Vanuatu, Tonga and Samoa. The second phase of Team Up will be rolled out from 2023 to 2025. Solomon Islands is the next country to benefit from the Team Up Sport for Development Program.

Through the Sport for Development Program, Team Up is looking forward to facilitating, engaging and partnering with different sports organizations. This will enable Team Up to roll out its flagship program in PNG and the broader Pacific Region this year and into the future.

Photo Credit: PNG Olympic Committee

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