Van2017 Stories

Running Long Distances for Gold

Simon Charley, an shy 18 year old student from Tanna, has proven himself to be a serious contender in long distance running, picking up four gold medals within a period of four days at the 2017 Pacific Mini Games.more

Fun in the Sand shows Sport is for All

Volley4Change is a sport for development program run across the Pacific with the support of the Australian government funded program Pacific Sports Partnerships. As part of the Pacific Mini Games in Vanuatu it was highlighted during the final day of competition with some 'Fun in the Sand'.more

Being Dual Nationals an Honour for Female Cricketers

At the 2017 Pacific Mini Games in Port Vila, the Netball competition featured some outstanding athletes, among them two dual nationals who again found themselves representing Vanuatu but this time on a court, not a pitch.more

The return of Priscila Tommy, Queen of the Pacific

After a seven year absence, Priscila Tommy made a return to Table Tennis and struck gold in Vanuatu at the 2017 Pacific Mini Games.more

Team Vanuatu Chef De Mission a Happy Man after Week One

Henry Tavoa is the CEO of VASANOC but more importantly he is currently the Chef de Mission for Team Vanuatu in the Pacific Mini Games. A man who revels in the success of his nation on the sporting field he is a happy man after just the first week of the 2017 Games.more

Medals Start Coming in for Team Vanuatu

Team Vanuatu is on the Medal Tally Board with a sweep of gold, silver and bronze on the third day of competition.more

Vanuatu Women feeling confident for match against Fiji

Day Four of the Pacific Mini Games in Vanuatu will see the Women take to the field in the football competition with a feeling of quiet confidence following a big win in their opening match.more

Tennis - Youth with Endurance

It was an impressive display from two young women who are the future of Pacific Tennis as they battled out a three set match which went for over four hours and across two days at the Van2017 Pacific Mini Games.more
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