• Podcasting the Pacific to the world

    Vanuatu’s Ellie Enock thought all her dreams were crushed following a car accident, but little did she know what sport would do for her.

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  • Leadership program supports Pacific women in football

    Women from Fiji, Samoa, Solomon Islands & Tonga are participants in the Pacific Women’s Sports Leadership Program funded by the Australian Government.

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  • Crows thrill AFL-mad Nauru during flying visit

    When Adelaide Crows AFLW captain Chelsea Randall stepped off the plane, she wasn’t expecting a welcome reception, least of all a personalised one.

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  • The Pacific road to the Women’s World Cup

    Three Pacific women are about to board a plane for the Women’s World Cup (WWC) in France, but they will not be playing football or spectating.

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Links through sport

Sports diplomacy

Sports diplomacy is an increasingly important aspect of diplomatic practice. Sport exposes people to Australian culture and provides an opportunity to establish links with professionals and peers.

It comes in many forms: from diplomatic and guests of government attending major sporting events, supporting individual exchanges and sports for development projects.

Through sports diplomacy the Australian Government will:

  • build institutional and people-to-people linkages
  • promote our reputation for excellence in performance and training, sports governance and domestic participation
  • support sport for development initiatives
  • showcase our major events capabilities.
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The 2015 AFC Final between Australia and Korean in ANZ Stadium
Caitlin Bassett shooting a goal
Australian Netball Diamond, Caitlin Bassett, shoots for goal against New Zealand at the 2015 Netball World Cup.
Last Updated: 11 May 2018