Federal Minister in Townsville for announcement

The Minister for International Development and the Pacific, Steve Ciobo attended the training session of the visiting PNG Cricket side on Friday to announce Australia’s continuing support of Pacific cricket through the Australian Government’s successful Pacific Sports Partnership program.  Townsville Cricket was invited to the announcement and had the opportunity to meet the Minister along with the Federal Minister for Herbert, Ewen Jones, and talk with them about the PNG cricket initiatives that Townsville Cricket is looking to implement, and looking to develop closer ties with the cricket community in the Pacific region.

The Australian Government is providing $780,000 to Cricket Australia over the next two years, in partnership with the International Cricket Council, to support community programs that address health, gender equality and disability challenges in Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu, Samoa and Fiji. IMG_3723Fed Govt Media Release – Supporting the Pacific through sport- PNG Cricket in TownsvilleIMG_3717


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