Reflection Workshop on Arafura Games






A two-day workshop was held in Darwin, Australia from April 30th to May 1st, 2019 to reflect on Arafura Games. The program was attended by four coaches from four countries in the Oceania region (Vanuatu, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Fiji), one para-athlete (Vanuatu), and Chris Nunn (Oceania Paralympics Committee/coach mentor) as a facilitator.

On the first day, we discussed necessary preparations for participation in the international competition, and analyzed the gap between the qualifying standard of the 2020 Tokyo Paralympic Games and the actual record of the athletes at Arafura Games. After that, while watching the athletes' performance videos at the games, we learned  the methods of analysis to find the improvements we need. In the final session, we divided into two groups and created a weekly training plan.

On the second day, we created an action plan for the next competition. During the planning process, we tried to focus on clarify "What", "When", and "Who" since the time for the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics is very limited and there are few international competitions left. With less than 500 days until the 2020 Tokyo Paralympic Games, this project will strategically support more athletes of our target countries.