Samoa prepares Methodist Church compound to welcome the Games

28 January 2019, 12:00AM

The Methodist Church compound at Faleula is set to become one of the busiest places in Samoa in July during the Pacific Games 2019.

Announced as the Games Village, it will play host to some 3,500 Athletes and Team Officials expected in Samoa for the Games. 

Sitting on a beautiful half of a square kilometer, the Games Village is 15 minutes when driving from the main competition venues and downtown Apia. 

Comprised of three schools, a large church and 50+ buildings and houses, the Games Village will also feature an Athlete Centre, a Sports Information Centre and Chef de Mission Offices.

“In the Games Village, Athletes and Team Officials will each have their own bed and sleeping arrangements will be in a combination of houses and classrooms. Each country will be allocated a house that can serve as a central hub for their delegation,” an update from the Pacific Games Office said yesterday.

“The Athlete Centre will house services such as banking, merchandise, a convenience store and laundry. 

The Sports Information Centre is set up for Team Officials to access official results and arrange training times at approved training venues. 

“Breakfast will be served at the Games Village for the duration of the Games. Athletes and Technical Officials will eat breakfast here at the Games Village during the games period.  Breakfast will be open from 5am until 9am every day during the games period.

“Due to the size of the compound, there will be an internal shuttle for athletes and technical officials to access the various areas within the Games Village.  This shuttle will run during the entire official games period.”

The Games Village will be open for teams competing in the Samoa 2019 Pacific Games, Thursday 4 July – Monday 22 July 2019. 

28 January 2019, 12:00AM

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