This was confirmed by the team’s Chef De Mission, Casper Pule via email yesterday.
The team which comprise of sole athlete, Helen Tasaunga and three team officials will spend two weeks in Cardiff for trainings before moving over to London for the Games next week.
The access to attend the camp was made possible through a signed memorandum between the Solomon Islands National Paralympics Committee (SINPC) and the Australian Paralympics Committee (APC).
The camp is organized to help enable teams to familiarize and
acclimatize ahead of the Games.
It is also to provide the best possible training environment in which the team makes final preparations for the ultimate challenge of achieving their personal best at the Games.
Pre-games training camps provide the opportunity to raise the profile of the Games in Wales and the profile of Wales in the World through sustainable sporting, cultural and economic relationships with those countries that come to Wales.
Team Solomon was lucky to be among those who witness the unveiling of the Paralympic symbol, the Agitos in Cardiff, Wales last week.
The Paralympic Agitos have replaced the Olympic rings, which were previously displayed in Cardiff.
The red, green and blue strokes of the Agitos are the Paralympics' counterpart to the Olympic Rings.
They will be displayed in Cardiff for the duration of the Paralympics, which run from August 30 to September 9.
Pule said it was a great opportunity for Team Solomon to witness such a ceremony.
“It’s a once in a lifetime opportunity I think for most of us to witness such a ceremony.
“We were lucky to have the ceremony celebrated in Cardiff,” Pule said.
The preparations for the Paralympics continue on Thursday when a group of scouts will light a flame to begin a torch relay for the Games.
By Carlos Aruafu
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