Norfolk Island (NFI)
The affiliated sporting organisation
The Norfolk Island Amateur Sports and Commonwealth Games Association (NIASCGA) is an Associate Member of the Oceania National Olympic Committees (ONOC).
Its President is Mr Malcolm Tarrant and its Secretary General is Ms Jacqueline Grundy.
The NIASCGA is responsible for the preparation of athletes to the Olympic Games, Commonwealth Games and the South Pacific Games (now Pacific Games).
The Context, Challenges and Opportunities
For context, Norfolk Island was used by the British as a penal colony from 1788 – 1814 and from 1825 – 1855. In 1856 it was resettled by Pitcairn Islanders, descendants of the Bounty mutineers and their Tahitian companions. It is now a self-governing external territory of Australia administered from Canberra.
Norfolk Island has a total land area of 36 sq. km and its chief natural resource is fish. Its agricultural sector is based on the production of beef, poultry and eggs which adds to the traditional production of fruit products such as guava, passionfruit, lemons, and oranges.
Challenges include its limited size, remoteness, waste management, limited freshwater, ecosystem preservation and Its chief income is from tourism.
The NIASCGA works against this historical and economic background.