Pacific Sports Development Grants Successful Projects : 2011-2012
Samoa Tourism Authority: $8,891 – support for a surf life saving program and carnival to promote surf life saving activities and teach locals the skills required for water emergencies to help reduce the number of drownings.
Samoa Hockey Association: $9,726 – towards the introduction of hockey into schools, the up skilling of coaches and umpires and the development of an inter-school hockey tournament.
Asau Sports Centre – Savaii: $9,431 – to fund a multi-sport rural community program to increase the number of people participating in physical activity.
Special Olympics Samoa: $9,245 – support for the provision of suitable equipment and to train volunteer coaches in Special Olympics sports to help0 provide quality opportunities for people with a disability to participate.
Lautoka Shotokan Karate Club: $9,824 – to train female students from five schools to instruct karate lessons to fellow students as part of the school’s physical education programs. Teachers will also be trained to conduct lessons to students with a disability.
Athletics Fiji: $9,863 – support to introduce an athletics program, including instructor training to teachers, in 16 special schools across Fiji for students with a disability.
Natokowaqa Topline PRB Youth Community: $9,847 – towards a project to encourage youths in a low-income community to participate in volleyball for healthy living and physical well-being.
Sports Taekwondo Kiribati: $9,408 – for an outreach project to rural and remote islands to establish and conduct Taekwondo programs.
Kiribati Table Tennis Association: $9,439 – to support the development of Table Tennis on five outer Islands, including the provision of equipment.
Federated States of Micronesia
Pohnpei Swimming Association: $9,977 – to develop a swim program for elementary and high schools, a community recreational swim program and train more lifeguards and coaches.
Yap Sports Council: $9,633 – to build on an existing project through the provision of sports equipment for participating schools and support to organise tournaments.
Friendly Islands Group Fitness Instructions: $9,174 – to establish a mobile outreach gym to outer lying communities, which will allow people with a disability to participate in health and fitness activities, and to train instructors through gymnasium coaching workshops.
Tongatapu Youth Congress: $9,998 – to continue an existing volleyball program and increase the level of female youth participation. Daily training sessions and weekly inter-village volleyball competitions will also include health education workshops.
Solomon Islands AFL Federation: $8,443 – support to the delivery of a community participation program, based on Australia's program for juniors – "Auskick".
Ughele Community Sports Association: $10,000 – to support a sports carnival primarily for women, youth and the disabled in a remote area of Western Province.
Raunabasi Tribe Development Association: $10,000 – to implement a variety of sports participation programs, a school sports carnival, tournament, soccer and netball clinics and the provision of basic sports equipment to rural schools.
SIPA United Sports Club: $7,250 – towards a community sports tournament in two remote provinces.
Duff Islands Sports Association: $9,632 – to develop a pilot sports program in a remote province for people with a disability. The project will include training school teachers in conducting sports activities for people with a disability and will aim to increase participation rates.
Aiwo Boys Gym: $3,313 – support to an existing community gym through the provision of equipment to attract community members with activities such as boxercise classes. Activities aim to address social and health issues such as juvenile delinquency, inactivity, fitness and weight loss.
Ewa Youth Organisation: $4,062 – towards a project to train members of the community as instructors and run programs to increase the participation rates of the youth in physical activity for health improvement and to improve their basketball and tennis skills.
Torba Provincial Sports Section: $7,401 – to establish a multipurpose court to enable the community to participate in a variety of sports activities.
Vanuatu Paralympic Committee: $7,927 – to build on recent success of a camp run by the Vanuatu Olympic Committee to introduce athletics to provincial areas as a low cost sporting activity to improve social inclusion and the physical and emotional well-being of people with a disability in rural Vanuatu.
Ielma Tautu School, Central Malekula: $9,700 – to establish a multi-purpose court to benefit the school students, other schools and community groups in the region.
Vanuatu Netball Association: $10,000 – support to an existing program to introduce netball and basic life skills training in schools across Vanuatu's provinces.
Vanuatu Hockey Federation: $10,000 – to develop the existing Pikinini Hockey Program and up skill coaches and teachers in six targeted primary schools.
Vanuatu Football Federation: $5,000 – assistance to promote female participation in football through workshops for girls in local schools and the provision of soccer equipment.
Papua New Guinea
East New Britain Netball Association: $7,468 – to develop a sustainable netball program and encourage healthy lifestyles through exercise and nutrition.
Central New Ireland Surf Club: $8,438 – support to increase the number of females who participate in surfing activities and physical activity through the provision of equipment to the club.
Papua New Guinea Karate-Do Federation: $10,000 – an Australian karate coach will facilitate a camp in Port Moresby to up skill instructors.
Cricket Papua New Guinea: $9,997 – for the capacity building of regional centres to increase community participation in cricket, with a focus on women, children and people with a disability. This project includes training volunteers in administrative, coaching and umpiring skills, the provision of equipment and promoting healthy lifestyles.
Cook Islands Rugby Union: $10,000 – to build on existing programs and train local trainers from the remote outer islands to deliver the Rippa Rugby program to primary schools students.