​20 women across Pacific to undergo training

first_imgThe event aims to develop skills through sports to directly impact lives of young women and girls in their communities.Cricket Australia, Netball Australia and the International Cricket Council have joined forces to offer an exciting leadership opportunity for their female counterparts throughout the Pacific Islands. The program will, for the first time, bring together female leaders from across the sports sector from Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Nauru, Samoa, Vanuatu and Tonga.It aims to promote an increase in the number of women moving into leadership roles in sport and other sectors. Applicants include women working in provincial governments, national sporting bodies, provincial sporting bodies and women who are volunteers of their sport as well as paid employees.The Pacific Women’s Sport Leadership program will provide a targeted, high quality professional development opportunity for women through sessions designed to equip them to collectively address the challenges facing women in sport in the Pacific. The leadership program is a joint initiative of the International Cricket Council, Cricket Australia and Netball Australia, made possible through the Australian Government’s Pacific Sports Partnerships Innovation Funding.The program has been designed and delivered in partnership with Conversant, a professional training and communications company.The 20 Pacific women participants of the program are:Mherina Ahmed (Fiji), Berth Bade (PNG), Filoi Eneliko (Samoa), Lepa Fa’aiuaso (Samoa), Susan Komang (PNG), Grace Wilson Michael (PNG), Maryann Moss (Fiji), Cathy Neap (PNG), Rutha Meu Omenefa (PNG), Brenda Ribauw (Nauru), Lua Rikis (PNG), Nynette Sass (Samoa), Ruta Schwalger (Samoa), Salote Sisifa (Tonga), Siteri Tadrau (Fiji), Shareena Tanabi (PNG), Sulueti Tarasomo (PNG), Peti Tupouniua (Tonga), Sarai Vaofauna-Stephens (Vanuatu) and Lavenia Yalovi (Fiji).The 5-day program will run from the 5th to the 9th of December, in Port Moresby.last_img read more