Australian support for Pacific Commonwealth Games athletes

Commonwealth Games Australia (CGA) is partnering with the Australian Government to support athletes and para-athletes from eleven Pacific nations to prepare for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.

CGA President Ben Houston spoke about the opportunity to inspire the Pacific through sport. “The 2022 Commonwealth Games will see over 350 athletes from the Pacific competing in Birmingham. These athletes inspire people and young athletes across the world,” Houston said.

Athletes from Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, Niue, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu will be supported to secure a spot on their respective teams under the partnership.

It means Pacific athletes and para-athletes can train and compete in classification and qualification events, giving them the greatest opportunity to compete in Birmingham.

The Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games begins on 28 July 2022.