The Pacific School Games is a fantastic sporting event that gives talented rising sportspeople the opportunity to compete on a global level, and this year it was held right here in Adelaide.
Students aged between 10 and 19 flew in from twelve different countries to compete in sports such as Swimming, Diving, Basketball, Touch Football, Baseball, Softball, Soccer and Table Tennis.
By working with the Australian Paralympic Committee, Deaf Sports Australia and AusRapid, the organisers were able to put on an inclusive event that includes sports that are accessible to all young athletes.
With excitement building around the event, we sent Ben and Liam down to have a chat to some of our country’s best sportspeople, and they even managed to get involved in some sports themselves. If you want to see how Ben and Liam matched up to some of the world’s finest young athletes, then check out the video we put together below.
This week at the Pacific School Games we set out to win gold for Australia. We came up against some of our nation’s youngest table tennis prodigies and tackled two of Macau’s fastest underage swimmers. (An Olympic story to match that of Steven Bradbury’s)
Posted by Ben and Liam on Thursday, 26 November 2015
You can also check out the story about the Games that the Wavelength team put together here.