The 2019 Pacific Games will be held in Apia, Samoa from 7-20 July. The Games, first held in Suva, Fiji in 1963, were established to promote and develop sport in the region, without any barrier of ‘race, colour or politics’.
The 16th edition of the Games will bring together over 5000 athletes and officials from 24 Pacific Nations to compete across 27 sports.
It will be the second time Australia has been represented at the Pacific Games, since we were first invited to attend the 2015 edition in Papua New Guinea, where Australia’s team of 43 athletes brought home 47 medals.
Australia will be represented by 55 athletes in Apia, in the sports of Athletics, Beach Volleyball, Rugby 7s, Sailing, Taekwondo and Weightlifting.
The Team will be headlined by taekwondo Olympians Carmen Marton and Safwan Khalil, as well as athletics Olympian Steve Solomon, and 2018 Youth Olympic Games gold medallist Keely Small.
Three-time canoe sprint Olympian and Beijing 2008 Olympic gold medallist Kenny Wallace is the Chef de Mission for the Australian Team.
See the full Australian Team for Samoa 2019 HERE.