Rise Global has announced an initiative to deliver an exchange between the Australian and Palestinian sports sectors.
The project will provide a unique opportunity for a contingent from the Palestinian sporting community to travel to Australia, with the core objectives being:
To support sporting exchanges and people-to-people links between the Australian and Palestinian sports sectors;
To support the development of the Palestinian sports sector and;
To further promote Australia’s sports expertise and its commitment to development in the region.
A total of four Palestinians will be selected to travel to Australia in November 2013 on a learning experience that will include formal training, site visits of facilities and infrastructure and meetings with members of the Australian sporting community.
“Sport is an integral part of Australian culture and Australia is renowned for having one of the most sophisticated sports systems in the world” said Michael Dahdal, Managing Director at Rise Global. “This is an opportunity for members of the Palestinian sports community to travel to Australia and experience first-hand some of the elements that go into developing a system that delivers sustained success at all levels, not just in sports, but throughout whole communities” he added.
The delegates will be in a position to apply what they have learned upon their return to the Palestinian Territories [g1] and the links established will seek to promote ongoing exchanges as the Palestinian people work towards developing a vibrant sports sector of their own.
The selection process will commence immediately with the view to announce successful delegates in August 2013. The Australian-Palestinian Sports Sector Exchange is made possible in part through support from the Council for Australian-Arab Relations (CAAR).