ADF Participation in the 2019 Arafura Games

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ADF Participation in the 2019 Arafura Games (1.17 mins)

More than 100 Australian Defence Force (ADF) athletes are competing in the Top End’s highly anticipated Arafura Games from 26 April - 4 May 2019. Over nine days, ADF competitors will join 800 volunteers and 1500 local, national and international athletes from more than 40 nations for the multi-sport event. Several local teams from 1st Brigade as well as interstate ADF teams will participate in the Games, which have returned to the Northern Territory for the first time in eight years. Named after the Arafura Sea on the Arnhem Land coast, the Games were first established in 1991 to build ties with local communities and regional neighbours. For ADF personnel, they provide a unique opportunity to build sporting prowess but also to connect people and build friendships with local and international communities. The ADF and 1st Brigade teams will participate in six of the 17 sports disciplines, including, football, netball, basketball, volleyball, sailing, and for the first time in the Games’ history, squash.

Publish Date 08 May 2019
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