Team Up is the new phase of Australia’s sport for development program in the Pacific, building on more than 20 years of Australian Government-supported programs, activities and partnerships.
Working to transform lives through sport, the initial phase of Team Up will support sport for development partnerships in six Pacific countries (Fiji, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Tonga and Vanuatu). Programs are delivered in partnership by sport and non-sport organisations, with technical support from Team Up management in Australia and the program’s regional office in Suva, Fiji.
Team Up programs work towards three outcomes:
1. Sport programs attract and retain women, girls and people with a disability, as well as men and boys
2. Sport organisations are safe, inclusive and accessible
3. Australia and Asia-Pacific partners use sport to strengthen relationships and build closer collaboration
These three outcomes all contribute to Team Up’s overall goal: Australia-Asia-Pacific sport partnerships support all people to realise their full potential through sport.
The first phase of Team Up involves more than 60 partners from 13 sports (Australian rules football, basketball, badminton, cricket, football, gymnastics, hockey, netball, rugby league, rugby union, swimming, table tennis and volleyball) and has five focus areas: gender; disability; leadership; governance and knowledge.
Under the previous phase of the program, Pacific Sports Partnerships (PSP), ONOC’s engagement focused heavily on the provision of governance courses for PSP partners at regional and national levels in the Oceania continent through its flagship Oceania Sport Education Programme (OSEP).
ONOC also partnered with PSP through two avenues – the provision of capacity building in governance and management of sport organisations and professionals in the countries involved, and through PSP engagement with NOCs and their respective ministries of sport. This relationship ensured PSP’s projects and activities linked directly with ONOC’s initiatives in sport for social development where gender, diabetes, non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and youth were addressed.
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