10th Pacific School Games – Adelaide 2017
Around 4,000 school-aged athletes and officials from 15 countries will come together for the world’s best multi-sport school competition, the 2017 Pacific School Games in Adelaide from 3-9 December.
Set to follow the footsteps of athletes such as Olympic gold medalists Cathy Freeman, Ian Thorpe, Kyle Chalmers and NBA superstar Patrick Mills, students between the ages of 10 to 19 years will compete at the tenth edition of the Games run by School Sport Australia to compete across the city in 11 sports. Athletes will come from 15 countries and from every state and territory around Australia. Click here for the full list of sports.
The Games Village
The Games Village will be located on the Maths Lawns at the University of Adelaide, North Terrace and will be a hub of activity each weekday evening during the Games.
From 4.00pm to 9.00pm each evening the Games Village will come alive with activities and entertainment for young and old including live on stage performances, live sports show, international food expo and more.
The Food Truck Movement have organised a fantastic range of international cuisine with something to tempt everyone’s taste buds. The range includes Burgers, Seafood, Paella, Yiros, Pizza, Indian, Asian and sweet desserts.
The full list of food trucks includes:
- Squid Inc
- Gourmet Grillerz
- Beyond India
- Taste of Spain
- Bab’s Greek BBQ
- All Fired Up
- Sookii La La
- Strawberries Galore
The Opening Ceremony
The Opening Ceremony is one of the highlights of the Pacific School Games. It is a chance for all athletes from every Australian State and Territory and all Nations to come together for an athlete parade. The ceremony will also be a celebration of the sporting and educational opportunities they will participate in throughout the Games.
The 2017 Opening Ceremony will once again be held at the Adelaide Showgrounds on the afternoon of Sunday 3rd December. All parents, friends, supporters and members of the general public will be able to purchase tickets to attend the ceremony at the gate. Those who purchased a PSG Supporter Pass will get in by showing their pass.
Athletes will be the focal point of the Opening Ceremony, with each team parading on to the arena to their chosen song. Adelaide and all its offerings will be showcased through local performing artists, sports people, local school children and community groups. Furthermore, the 2017 Games will be the 10th Pacific School Games, with the first ever Games being held in Brisbane, 1982. Therefore, the Opening Ceremony will also celebrate how the Pacific School Games has been a starting point for current and former elite athletes.
For more information and all enquiries please visit the Pacific School Games website.
What: Pacific School Games
When: Sunday 3 – Saturday 9 December 2017
Where: Adelaide, South Australia | Various locations (see PSG website)
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Image Source: Pacific School Games
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