Binatangs Depart For Queensland State Championships

by Skola Sengi – EM TV Sports, Port Moresby 

A total of 20 new faces will make their debut this weekend for the Under-14 Binatangs in the U-14 Queensland State AFL Championships held in Brisbane, Australia.

12-year-olds Wayne Keu from Kimbe, and Kenneth Dalibe from Lae are among the new faces that have been selected into AFL PNGs academy after the staging of the National Regional Championships.

Last year, the Binatangs ended their campaign in fifth spot, however, they are aiming for a top three finish this time around.

Team Manager, Willie Yogomin, said “the boys have done very well in their training. We also had boys from outside who were training under their coaches, with a couple of them flying in on Wednesday and Thursday.”

“Most of them are new faces. We have three from each region. We have three from Kimbe, three from Kavieng, three from Lae and the rest from Port Moresby,” said Yogomin.

The Binatangs will be joined by the Brisbane-based Callum Harrison, and Coach Ben Drew. They depart today and will be accompanied by Assistant Coach Jeconiah Peni and Team Manager Willie Yogomin.

While this will be the first time for these young AFL prospects to travel overseas, AFL PNG encourages the country to get behind the team and support them in their campaign.

The U-14 Binatangs

  1. Gerald Fugke- Port Moresby
  2. Elizah Boas- Kimbe
  3. Carl Kaiyage- Port Moresby
  4. Nathan Sekias- Kavieng
  5. Louis Kangol- Kavieng
  6. Lawrance Pagol- Kavieng
  7. Gideon Patrick- Port Moresby 
  8. Nelson Ulume- Port Moresby
  9. Yatom Werner- Port Moresby
  10. Balthasar Talania- Port Moresby
  11. Ismael Kaimur- Kimbe
  12. Wayne Keu- Kimbe

13. Martin Antiko- Port Moresby
14. Kera Ngaffin Junior-Port Moresby
15. Sumakus Dokup- Port Moresby
16. Charliong Gilipu- Lae
17. Hewago Paul Oea- Port Moresby
18. Aldan Schmidt- Lae
19. Adrain Roge- Port Moresby
20. Clifford Poke- Port Moresby
21. Dominic Wario- Lae
22. Kenneth Lebe Dalibe- Lae
23. Callum Harrison- Central

Coach- Ben Drew
Assistant Coach- Jeconiah Peni
Team Manager- Willie Yogomin
Photographer- Peter Harrison

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