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Activity day features 8 sports, 800 people

In keeping with the themes of the conference, the 800 young people from 17 countries got active playing a variety of sports and activities at Bruce Pulman Park in Papakura.
Participants rotated around sports ‘stations’ including football, basketball, kilikiti, netball, team sports challenges, tennis, turbo touch, ultimate frisbee. There was plenty of laughter as the young people enjoyed mixing and mingling.
PYASC CEO Franck Castillo says it was a wonderful opportunity to see the principles of fair play and participation in practice.
“Sport is the vehicle that can bring unity for our people and we have seen that here today,” said Castillo.
“The conference is about having fun and building lifelong friendships, but it is also about developing concrete plans to use sport for positive social development.
“Everything has gone really well so far but the next two days will be crucial to the success of the conference, particularly the final roundtables where delegations will present their projects to their respective Sports Ministers.”
The activity day follows two busy days of presentations and workshops based on the themes of ‘Health’ on Monday and ‘Education and Capacity Building’ on Tuesday. Participants have also relished the opportunity to perform cultural items during the entertainment programme each evening at TelstraClear Pacific Centre.

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