VSA's annual Congress will be held on Saturday 9 November 2019.

The theme for this year's Congress is “Fetakinima 'i he sipoti: holding one another’s hands through sport”- Sport in Development

This year, VSA is celebrating the success of achieving development through involvement with Sport.

We are pleased to be joined by Tavake Fangupo, Australia NRL’s Manager of Game Development in Tonga. Tavake and the NRL worked with VSA Volunteer Marg Armstrong through the Mai e Nima programme to deliver a healthy lifestyles programme into Tonga’s schools.

Tavake is joining a panel discussion, chaired by Dr Rochelle Stewart-Withers (Massey University), and with Andre Whittaker (UNICEF), Kirikaiahi Mahutariki (VSA Council member and Board member of Ngā Wāhine Hākinakina O Aotearoa), and Dr Theo Dorfling (Hurricanes team doctor). The panel will cover aspects around gender and youth involvement in sports for development, and how sustainable livelihoods can be built and achieved hand in hand with sport.

In addition, we have the launch of VSA’s “Theory of Change” as well as our 2019 AGM for VSA’s members.

We hope you’ll enjoy our programme this year!

(Registrations have now closed)