South Pacific U16 Ready To Depart for QLD State Championship

Training under the watchful eyes of the PNG AFL Development Welfare Officer, William Yogomin, a total of 14 players did their final training at the Colts Oval, while making time to create a comradeship amongst themselves.

While most of the boys are Port Moresby based, players from Hagen, Lae and Kavieng were also present to experience a last and final training opportunity in preparations for the U16 QLD State Championships.

The South Pacific team will see 25 representatives, in total: 14 players from PNG; three from Fiji; two from the Solomon Islands​; four from Nauru; and one from Tonga.

Yogomin said, some of the boys taking part in the week long tournament, are expected to witness a very different set of competition, as this will be their first time playing overseas.

Yogomin said the next group of youngsters to participate in their international meet will be the U13, and will be counting on sponsorship, as their biggest contributor to the success of the event.

The PNG side of 14 players and Coach, William Yogomin, will be departing for Brisbane tomorrow morning, before the Pacific Team takes on the North Queensland side in their first game on Wednesday.

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