First batch of athletes will arrive this Saturday from China

Vanuatu athletes who have been training in China will return this Saturday the 16th of September, and that sets their time spent overseas during training and traveling at 4 months and 28 Days.

The first 36 athletes are the first batch to return and are from the athletics discipline that were send by Vanuatu government with an agreement in 2016 with China to send over hundred athletes to be trained by Chinese professional coaches, in preparation for the 2017 Pacific Mini Games.

The agreement also included funding for outdoor sports facilities including swimming pools, all at the Korman Stadium areas for the 2017 South Pacific Mini Games.