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Junior Sport stars set to descend on Adelaide

Junior Sport stars set to descend on Adelaide

The 9th Pacific School Games is expected to attract more than 4,000 competitors from around Australia and the Pacific region.

The Pacific School Games, the flagship event of School Sport Australia, will provide opportunities for aspiring school-aged athletes to compete at an international multi-sport event.

The event is scheduled from 21-29 November and is expected to attract 7,000 visitors to Adelaide throughout the week of the event. The Pacific School Games also provides the opportunity to showcase Adelaide’s magnificent sporting facilities and vibrant city to the competitors, officials, families and supporters.

Competitions will take place across the city including: 

BaseballGlenelg Baseball Club, Anderson Reserve, Glenelg North

Wayville Basketball Stadium, Rose Tce, Wayville and

Pasadena Sports Centre, cnr Daws and Goodwood Rd, Pasadena


SA Aquatic and Leisure Centre, Morphett Rd, Oaklands Park


Adelaide Shores Football Centre, West Beach Rd, West Beach


Westminster School, Alison Ave, Marion

SoftballAdelaide Shores Diamond Sports Centre, West Beach Rd, West Beach

SA Aquatic and Leisure Centre, Morphett Rd, Oaklands Park

Table Tennis

Netball SA Stadium, Railway Tce, Mile End

Touch Football

South Parklands (Park 17), Greenhill Rd, Eastwood

Who competes in the Games?

Students aged between 10 – 19 years from 12 Pacific nations and each Australian state and territory will compete in the Games.

Australian students qualify for the Games through their state or territory school sport pathways and international students follow their national school sporting association pathways. 

The Pacific School Games has a strong focus on including sports in which students with disabilities are able to participate. The organising committee of the Pacific School Games has a strong link with the Australian Paralympic Committee, Deaf Sports Australia and AusRapid and work with these organisations to create pathways through to national championships in the competitors' chosen disciplines.

What happens during the week of competition?

The core components of the Pacific School Games are:

  • a high level of international sporting competition
  • curricular, educational and cultural opportunities; and
  • opportunities to interact in a multicultural environment with visiting nations

To find out more check out the Pacific School Games web site