THESPORTS CENTREIS HOME TO THE BIGGEST ASTRO TURF FIELD IN VANAUTU

Wan Smolbag’s sports centre opened at the same time as the youth centre in 2005. A multi-purpose sand-based turf was installed in 2006 and then in 2013 it was upgraded and doubled in size to an international standard water-based turf. Futsal and volleyball were the initial sports but since then youth have been able to learn and enjoy hockey, basketball, netball, boxing, swimming, cricket, tennis, petanque and recently frisbee and surfing!
Training sessions for each of the sports are offered on a weekly basis to introduce youth to the basics and then continue to advance them. Ongoing league competitions in the evenings happen for futsal, hockey, basketball and boxing. Training sessions for coaches and umpires are organized at the start of each season for the different sports to give youth opportunities to learn these skills and have the opportunity to earn some income.
 
We also partner with other programs to host sports days, for example in the Stretem Rod Blong Jastis project. Throughout the year tournaments are held for each sport which people chance to play teams from around Efate and win prizes! We have also hosted some major international sporting events, including the 2014 Hockey Junior World Cup Qualifiers and Wantok Futsal Challenge.

HOCKEY

The Vanuatu Hockey Federation was founded in 2007 at Wan Smol Bag. We have grown steadily since then. Our aim is to provide fun environment, promote health and facilitate training programs for everyone who is interested in playing, coaching or umpiring hockey. Come down and join us on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons!

SWIMMING

Flying Fish Swimming is committed to teaching children how to be safe in the water. Our program promotes healthy lifestyles, respect, and sportsmanship by providing an inclusive and supportive environment. We use a teaching philosophy that reduces injury and promotes the love of swimming.