AFL PNG out to reach 50,000 kids

AFL Papua New Guinea hopes to get at least 10,000 school-aged children, in Port Moresby, playing Aussie Rules. Twelve schools will be visited by the AFL PNG’s development officers Cornelius Papau this term and another 30 schools will have undergone the Niukick programme by December. Niukick is a junior development programme, derived from the AFL…

OFC Champions League: 1999 & 2001

The 12th edition of the OFC Champions League is just four weeks away and www.oceaniafootball.com reflects on the first two editions of Oceania’s flagship competition in the first of four features focussing on this annual football event. 1999 Oceania Club Championship – Fiji It’s perhaps fitting that in April of 2014 the OFC Champions League…

Games organisers satisfied

The 2015 Pacific Games organising committee and the Pacific Games Council have expressed great satisfaction at the outcome of the first ever All Sports meeting held in Port Moresby to prepare for the delivery of the sports competitions during the Pacific Games next year. The GOC organized the two day “All Sports” meetings with the…

Workshop sheds light on match-fixing

The risks of match-fixing to football in Oceania was highlighted at the recent INTERPOL Integrity in Sport – FIFA conference, co-hosted by the Oceania Football Confederation, Fiji Football Association and Fiji Police. The two-day meeting, held in Fiji, brought together almost 100 regional football administrators, players’ associations, referees, football club owners, government agencies and police…

Protect players

Hekari United has appealed to the Telikom National Soccer League management, all stakeholders and media to rise up against violence in the sport. Franchise owner John Kapi Natto said unruly behaviour by fans during the weekend’s clash at Lae’s Sir Ignatius Kilage Stadium against home side Besta United bordered on intimidation and with the threat…