|Vietnamese Taekwondo champion Nguyen Van Hung|
The Sports Minister for Australia's Northern Territory, Ms. Delia Lawrie, is touring
She met with Vietnamese sports chief Nguyen Danh Thai in Ha Noi, and then Ho Chi Minh City authorities and sports officials to encourage Viet Nam’s participation in the Games in May next year.
The Arafura Games is international sporting competition for emerging athletes in Asia-Pacific. Held every two years in
“The Arafura Games is about more than just sporting competition,” said Sports Minister Lawrie, “it focuses on providing experience and professional development that will benefit competitors, coaches and officials alike.”
But she added that the event is not limited to close neighbors: “Countries of the Asia Pacific region are invited to come together to compete in a friendly sporting environment, while applications from countries further afield are also welcomed,” she said.