In Sports partnership and continuing our countries’ mutual interest in sport, the Palau National Olympic Committee (NOC) Secretary General Baklai Temengil, with Palau NOC Staff program sports officers Ms. Peoria Koshiba, Charlie Elis, and Isabel Goodall engaged in a follow through  work meeting with the Australian Ambassador, Her Excellency Richelle Turner, and Australian Embassy Senior Program Manager, Ms. Clarissa Adelbai, on the scheduling of sports beach games and delivery of sports equipment to elementary schools and community sports teams.   

In partnership with Palau NOC, the Australia PacificAus Sports program granted $40,000 to sponsor a disability sports carnival that was held last year in  December in recognition of International Day of People with Disabilities and to support beach events such as athletics, beach volleyball, and triathlons and to provide much needed sporting equipment to elementary schools and communities.   At the meeting, Palau NOC provided plans to roll out the Beach Games calendar and sports equipment…  The Beach Games concept is bringing sports to rural Palau at beach venues that are more accessible and readily set up to accommodate sports. 

A mini–Beach Games event, with three sports – Beach Volleyball, Archery and Beach Wrestling, has been confirmed with Kerradel Ngaraard Youth this weekend March 26th at Kuabes Park. 

A work meeting with Palau NOC and National Sports Federations is also set for the evening of March 24th to confirm schedules of Beach Games and to engage with youth organizations as well as States in rolling out sports in rural communities.  The work meeting of the NOC and National Sport Federations is also to ensure coordination with the sports school schedule, the proposed Youth Games and Festival 2022, and updates on Team Palau 22 to the Mini Games in Saipan this year in June. 

For more information and inquiries on sports activities, please contact the Palau NOC Office at 488-6562/4491 and/or visit the Palau NOC Office located at the Palau National Gymnasium in Koror.

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