Triple gold win for Aussie muyathai team

May 4, 2019

Yolanda Schmidt is bubbly at the best of times, but even she could not contain her excitement about taking home gold at the Arafura Games 2019. As one of three gold medallists from the Australian muaythai team, she was holding back the tears when she stepped out of the ring at Darwin Convention Centre. “I…

Children’s Commissioner Colleen’s a great sport

May 4, 2019

By Nathaniel Chambers Self-confessed sports enthusiast, the Northern Territory Children’s Commissioner Colleen Gwynne, has taken a few day’s’ leave to volunteer at the Arafura Games 2019 beach volleyball at Darwin Waterfront. “The Arafura Games are important to the Territory,” she said echoing a sentiment shared by 800 fellow Territorians giving up their time to produce…

Getting a kick out of driving sepak takraw

May 4, 2019

“Where do we find the sepak takraw?”  The question from a woman with two young children visiting the Arafura Games 2019 would be music to the ears of Karen Claire Caballero. Caballero’s the President of the Philippine Sepak Takraw Association and Vice-President of the Asian and World Federations. “Come, watch it for just 10 minutes…