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AFL Juniors off to Australia to broaden knowledge of the sport

December 10, 2015 5:13 pm

Some local junior Australian Football League players will get the chance of a lifetime of developing their skills overseas next year.

Ben Drew, the AFL Development Manager in the South Pacific says the best players will be selected from the Oceania Cup which came to an end in Suva yesterday to train and possibly compete in the Queensland State Under-16 Championship next year.

“I’ll hand select 10 to 15 boys aged 15 from Tonga, Fiji, Nauru, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu. They’ll go to Brisbane and form part of the South Pacific Talent Camp, which will be running around May next year.”

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The players who make it through the camp will join players from Papua New Guinea to form the South Pacific team in the Queensland State Championships.

Meanwhile, the Nauru Under-15 side defeated defending champions, Fiji, 41-31 yesterday in the final of the Oceania Cup at Furnival Park in Toorak, Suva.

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