Girls going for goal in the game of life

11 October 2017

Girls participating in an AFL Niukick program at school in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
Girls participating in an AFL Niukick program at school in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. Credit: Kristie Brown, DFAT.

In the Pacific, sport has been identified as a key to empower and develop girls and boys to cooperate and grow on a level playing field, while valuing inclusion and focusing on better health.

Sport is a recognised vehicle to achieve development outcomes in areas such as health, social cohesion, gender equality and disability inclusion. The Australian Government strongly supports these outcomes through its targeted sport for development programs in the Asia-Pacific region.

To highlight the International Day of the Girl Child take a look at how our sporting programs are supporting girls across the Pacific.

Australia Plus: Girls going for goal in the game of life.

Girls playing basketball in Kiribati
Girls playing basketball in Kiribati. Credit: Aaron Kearney, ABC.
Last Updated: 11 October 2017