Cook Islands urges PGA’s to maintain Mini Games

first_imgCISNOC Secretary General Robert Graham told members of the Pacific Games Council (PGC) that his country would not be able to host Pacific Games because it has no capacity to host the games.“We won’t be able to host a Pacific Games – never. We cannot it’s too big for us,” he said.“About 12 of us members that will only probably host Pacific Mini Games,” he said.Graham said if the PGC changes the Mini to Youth Games it won’t get the support from the government.“If we were to make it a Youth Games I don’t think I will get 100 percent support from my government. If we say Pacific Games, they look at Pacific – doesn’t matter if it’s a mini Games. If we say Pacific our government will say yes we gonna help you.“2009 was proof, today we have legacy, and we have a gymnasium that in some of Australia, NZ cities suburbs can’t beat. You observe our islands facilities its ‘wow’, that’s a legacy why because we host the mini games and get support from our Cook Islands people and  from our government because its Pacific Mini Games not Youth Games.“We travel overseas for Oceania championships to participate in Youth Games, under, 18, under 20,” he stressed.Graham emphasized the need for Pacific Mini Games to be retained.  “For me I just hope that my brothers and sisters support that we maintain that Pacific Mini games because it gives us smaller countries a chance to host you guys- brothers and sisters to us. Probably maybe not so long distant future we gonna put another bid again.“Please let’s take a really long look at these because it’s disadvantaging us the smaller PGAs,” he said.PGC President Vidhya Lakhan assured members the concerns raised by the Cook Islands will be taken into consideration by the chairman of the Sports Committee.last_img read more

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ATHLETICS: DETAILS OF THE DONEGAL TOWN 5K ON JUNE 1

first_imgwww.allsports.ie (074) 9723513 gareth@allsports.ie Tir Chonaill Athletics Club 5k Road Race     Donegal TownFriday 1st June 2012  Start Time 7.30pmNo 7 in Donegal Grand Prix  Tir Chonaill Athletics Club invites runners, joggers, fit4lifers, and walkers to participate in their annual 5k race/walk on Friday evening the 1st June in Donegal Town.New flat and fast Course – Athletics Ireland certified course –   starting and finishing at the clubs HQ, Abbey Voc. School, Donegal Town Registration from 6pm at the Abbey Voc. School, Donegal Town The event is sponsored by All Sports, Donegal Town   Numerous PrizesØ Age Categories Male and Female Junior, Senior plus Masters Categories 1, 2 and 3 Ø Ten valuable spot prizes for non-category prize winners drawn randomlyØ Excellent hospitality afterwardsØ Provides an opportunity and a challenge for walkers, get fit enthusiasts, fit4life and competitive athletes in a supportive community environmentØ All welcome – just turn up and register – €8 and away you goØ Pre-register – to ensure swift registration why not email your details i.e. name and category to tirchonaillac2@hotmail.com and collect your number on the evening   www.allsports.ie (074) 9723513 gareth@allsports.ie Tir Chonaill Athletics Club5k Road Race     Donegal TownFriday 1st June 2012  Start Time 7.30pmNo 7 in Donegal Grand Prix  Tir Chonaill Athletics Club invites runners, joggers, fit4lifers, and walkers to participate in their annual 5k race/walk on Friday evening the 1st June in Donegal Town.New flat and fast Course – Athletics Ireland certified course –   starting and finishing at the clubs HQ, Abbey Voc. School, Donegal Town Registration from 6pm at the Abbey Voc.  School, Donegal Town  The event is sponsored by All Sports, Donegal Town   Numerous PrizesØ Age Categories Male and Female Junior, Senior plus Masters Categories 1, 2 and 3 Ø Ten valuable spot prizes for non-category prize winners drawn randomlyØ Excellent hospitality afterwardsØ Provides an opportunity and a challenge for walkers, get fit enthusiasts, fit4life and competitive athletes in a supportive community environmentØ All welcome –just turn up and register – €8 and away you goØ Pre-register – to ensure swift registration why not email your details i.e. name and category to tirchonaillac2@hotmail.com and collect your number on the evening ATHLETICS: DETAILS OF THE DONEGAL TOWN 5K ON JUNE 1 was last modified: May 23rd, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:ATHLETICS: DETAILS OF THE DONEGAL TOWN 5K ON JUNE 1last_img read more

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