Delegation from Tonga, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Fiji, Vanuatu, and Samoa Gains Access to Training at Central Coast Mariners’ Home Ground
Training and Development Briefings on Coaching, Nutrition, and Women’s Sport to Be Provided
In a groundbreaking initiative to promote women’s sports development in the Pacific, lead officials from Tonga, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Fiji, Vanuatu, and Samoa will embark on a special training session with the esteemed England Women’s Football team.
This unprecedented event will take place at the home ground of the Central Coast Mariners in Gosford, with the UK government proudly sponsoring the visit as part of its partnership with the Pacific.
The delegation, comprised of key figures in women’s sports, will be treated to comprehensive briefings on coaching techniques, nutrition, and strategies for fostering the growth of women’s sports in their respective countries.
Additionally, the officials will have the opportunity to interact with the Central Coast Sports College and exchange knowledge with sports enthusiasts from Australia.
During their visit, the delegation will also have the privilege of meeting British High Commissioner Vicki Treadell and UK Sports Minister Stuart Andrew, further strengthening the ties between the Pacific and the UK in their shared pursuit of gender equality and the advancement of women’s sports.
British High Commissioner and UK Deputy High Commissioner to Fiji Host the Pacific Delegation in Australia
High Praise for the Pacific Delegation from UK High Commissioner
British High Commissioner to Australia, Vicki Treadell, expressed her delight at welcoming the esteemed Pacific group, underscoring the UK’s unwavering commitment to championing women’s sport on a global scale.
She emphasized the UK’s dedication to breaking down barriers that hinder women and girls from participating in sports, as well as elevating the profile of women’s sports and ensuring equitable representation of women across all levels of the sporting sector.
Joining High Commissioner Treadell in hosting the Pacific delegation in Australia is Nicola Noble, the UK Deputy High Commissioner to Fiji. Noble shared her excitement about the upcoming FIFA Women’s World Cup and emphasized the unifying power of sports across the Pacific region.
She highlighted the impressive lineup of activities planned for the visitors during their stay, aiming to inspire and empower the officials to drive positive change in their home countries’ sports landscape.
Solomon Islands National Women’s Football Team Captain Shares Enthusiasm for Once-in-a-Lifetime Opportunity
An Opportunity of a Lifetime for the Pacific Women’s Football Team
Ileen Pegi Moffat, the esteemed captain of the Solomon Islands National Women’s Football Team, expressed her excitement about the upcoming training session alongside the England Women’s Football team.
For the team from the Solomon Islands, this extraordinary opportunity is not just about football but also holds personal significance, as they get to train side by side with the accomplished Lionesses.
This visit promises to be a game-changer for women’s sports in the Pacific, fostering a spirit of collaboration, empowerment, and growth.
As the Pacific delegation interacts with top-notch athletes and receives valuable insights from their UK counterparts, they are poised to return to their nations with renewed vigor and a shared vision of advancing women’s sports in the region.
The partnership between the UK and the Pacific exemplifies the transformative power of sports in breaking down barriers and promoting gender equality on a global stage.