The Solomon Islands 2023 Organising Committee and the National Hosting Authority put on the workshop together ©Facebook/Sol2023

Organisers of the Solomon Islands 2023 Pacific Games have held a workshop to educate National Federations about the high-performance scheme being run by the National Hosting Authority (NHA). 

The Organising Committee also briefed attendees on how it plans to deliver the Games, with how athletes and coaches will be prepared a key topic for discussion.

Twenty-seven National Federations were represented at the gathering.

Organising Committee chair Martin Rara - also National Olympic Committee of the Solomon Islands President - closed the workshop, which featured separate Organising Committee and NHA sessions.

NHA executive director Christian Nieng outlined the set-up of the body, while Aaron Alsop - inaugural executive director of the Solomon Islands National Institute of Sport high-performance project - was available for introductions via videolink.

So too were NHA chief technical advisor Clint Flood and Organising Committee chief executive Peter Stewart.

The Solomon Islands has not hosted the Pacific Games before ©Getty Images
The Solomon Islands has not hosted the Pacific Games before ©Getty Images

Stewart, who held the same role for the 2015 Pacific Games in Port Moresby in Papua New Guinea, recently replaced Akao Waita, who stepped down.

Alsop led High Performance Sport Papua New Guinea in 2015, helping the host nation top the Pacific Games medals table.

The 2023 Games is set to be the first time that the Solomon Islands has hosted the event.

Capital Honiara is due to play host from November 19 to December 2, with the event having been delayed by four months due to the coronavirus pandemic.