New Caledonia’s advance team arrives today afternoon, accompanied by three of their tennis players.
The team’s arrival is to assess the game venues and finalize arrangements with the Games Organizing Committee (GOC) and stakeholders before the full contingent arrives on Wednesday, November 15th, via a chartered flight.
Team New Caledonia Chef De Mission (CDM), Mr. Michel Quintin, said that he is fortunate and happy to be back in the country today.
“A few weeks ago, I was here for the CDM meeting, and today marks my second visit.
“Team New Caledonia is here to secure medals.
“We expect our athletes to achieve success in this year’s event and continue our legacy from the past Pacific Games in Samoa, where we secured 182 medals and emerged victorious,” the New Caledonia team leader said during a brief welcome ceremony at the Henderson airport.
The New Caledonia contingent will be accommodated at the newly built Solomon Islands National University (SINU) Kukum Campus hostel.
The Pacific Games champions aim for another impressive performance at this year’s Pacific Games, seeking to replicate their first-place finish on the medal tally of the 2019 Pacific Games in Apia, Samoa.