Youth/Community Sports Program

The aim of the Youth Sports Program is “To increase access to sport participation opportunities for youth at grass-roots level in PNG.”

The program teaches basic sports coaching, officiating, and sports administration skills and the approach is focused on empowering youth volunteers in the community by giving them the skills and confidence to plan and run good quality fun sports activities in their community. The program also uses the sports situation for peer group discussions and education about youth issues, from alcohol and drugs, to crime and violence, to gender issues, health and HIV.

The program is delivered to youth leaders and community volunteers in grass-roots communities around PNG, by PNGSF Regional Sports Development Officers working closely with Provincial and District Administration colleagues, and supported by the PNGSF Youth Sports National Program Manager.