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Links through sport

Links through sport

  • Pacific rugby league program supports respectful relationships

    With the COVID-19 pandemic forcing the cancellation of Pacific Sports Partnerships’ planned activities for International Day of Sport for Development and Peace (IDSDP) on 6 April 2020, we explore a program making an impact year-round in the Pacific.

  • You don't have to take away the trophy to be a winner

    Rica Roy's countrywomen may have been beaten in the ICC Women's T20 World Cup final on International Women's Day, but the Indian journalist has invaluable takeaways from the experience.

  • PNG Badminton Players Make History

    A Papua New Guinean teenager who took up badminton less than a year ago and had never travelled overseas has just returned home a silver medallist, after an extraordinary journey that began at a community program funded by the Australian Government in Port Moresby and culminated at the VICTOR Oceania Para Badminton Championships in Ballarat, Victoria.

  • Pacific rugby league program supports respectful relationships

  • You don't have to take away the trophy to be a winner

  • PNG Badminton Players Make History

Sports diplomacy

Sports diplomacy is an increasingly important aspect of diplomatic practice. Sport exposes people to Australian culture and provides an opportunity to establish links with professionals and peers.

It comes in many forms: from diplomatic and guests of government attending major sporting events, supporting individual exchanges and sports for development projects.

Through sports diplomacy the Australian Government will:

  • build institutional and people-to-people linkages
  • promote our reputation for excellence in performance and training, sports governance and domestic participation
  • support sport for development initiatives
  • showcase our major events capabilities.
wide lens photo of the ANZ stadium at night
The 2015 AFC Final between Australia and Korean in ANZ Stadium
Caitlin Bassett shooting a goal
Australian Netball Diamond, Caitlin Bassett, shoots for goal against New Zealand at the 2015 Netball World Cup.
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