The Arafura Games is a leading international sporting competition for emerging champions in the Asia Pacific region, held every two years in Darwin, the capital of Australia’s Northern Territory. Countries from beyond the Asia Pacific region are welcome to participate in the games.
Grown from humble beginnings with the first Arafura Sports Festival held in Darwin in 1991, the 2009 games saw representatives from over 40 countries competing in 27 sports. In 2011 the sporting program includes 19 sports. The 2011 Arafura Games will also host the Oceania Paralympic Championships, offering Paralympic events in three sports.
Arafura Games provides a stepping stone for athletes in their quest to represent their sport at the highest level. The sporting competition enables regional and development teams to mix with national teams and experience the thrill and excitement of a high quality international Games.
The Arafura Games also offers benefits to coaches, administrators, and officials through events such as the International Sport Conference and various coaching and officiating courses which are held throughout the games week.
The Arafura Games and Basketball Northern Territory would be honoured to welcome your emerging champions to Darwin, Australia in 2011 for the basketball competition.
Further information and contact details can be found online at www.arafuragames.nt.gov.au.