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AFL Vanuatu's big travel auction - and a new home ground

Oceania

AFL Vanuatu is still young, but, the demands are increasing. Fund raising is well underway to help send the national U/16 team to Fiji next month (December) for the annual AFL Oceania tournament.  Domestically, the AFL Vanuatu season is nearing an end, with the Grand Final scheduled for December.

The Auction

AFL Vanuatu is auctioning FIVE holiday packages. These include 2 return airfares to Port Vila and FIVE nights’ accommodation at the Moorings Hotel, including daily tropical breakfast.

Bidding is via email to AFL Vanuatu. It is stressed that 100% of the funds will go directly to the AFL Vanuatu program. Winners will be announced Monday Nov 28th, and will have 7 days to finalise payment.

Bids and questions should be emailed to AFLVanuatu@gmail.com.

People can also check out the major supporters of the auction :

www.mooringsvanuatu.com
www.airvanuatu.com

Round 7

Saturday November 19 saw the 7th and final round for the 2011 season, with the Mele side pushing Erakor all the way. In the end, the slicker Erakor unit held out for an 11.14.80 to Mele 8.8.56 win. AFL Vanuatu report that the slick handball of Robert and the strong hands of Charlie were pretty well the difference along with some wasted chances late in the last quarter by Mele.

Old stager and Mele playing coach Mal Thiel showed the lads how to do it with 4 goals up forward. Four weeks back, Mele were handed a 70 point drubbing by Erakor.

The women's game saw Erakor hit the board early and taking a 4 goal lead into the first break. They cruised after that to a convincing 5.10.40 to Mele 0.5.5 win. Leisal at full back for Mele was kept busy along with Belinda, and for Erakor, their star, Diana was again dominant and had good support from Alisha and Sinia.

In the Under 12s, AFL Vanuatu reports that it was the Kensie and Keith show – who dominated the midfield and set up Sam Tait for 3 goals.

Erakor 7.6 (48) def Mele 0.1 (1)

A new home

It should also be noted, that  these matches were played at the Kazza Field. AFL Vanuatu was excited to point out that this was the first round of matches played on what is Vanuatu's first full size oval - which has just been installed at Kazza Field next to the cricket field.

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AFL Vanuatu\'s big travel auction - and a new home ground.
Authored by: Cam Homes on Thursday, November 24 2011 @ 11:25 am ACDT

Please confirm that Erakor and Mele still play at 12-a-side and can anybody tell me how many players-a-side the women and under 12's play with. I am assuming that these two teams are currently the only teams in Vanuatu.

If anybody can tell me the number of players(approx)(seniors,women and juniors) currently playing in Vanuatu it would be most appreciated.

Cam

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AFL Vanuatu\\\'s big travel auction - and a new home ground.
Authored by: Michael Christiansen on Thursday, November 24 2011 @ 10:48 pm ACDT

18 a side now. 

as an indication of a match day in Vanuatu now - this was the schedule for last Saturdays round:

 

 

 

Details for Game Day 7

Saturday Nov 19
Kazza Field (AFL new home ground)

... 8am All arrive to set up oval.
• Line marking
• Fill in Crab Holes (important to avoid potential injury) - Bring wheelbarrows & shovels.
• Food & Drinks stalls

8.30am Team Sheets to be filled in and handed in to receive playing jumpers

9am U12 Start

10am U14 Start

11am Females Start

12.30 U16 Start

2.30pm Seniors Start

As we now have a full size oval, we will be playing 18 a side on the field + reserves, for each of the grades.
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AFL Vanuatu\\\\\\\'s big travel auction - and a new home ground.
Authored by: Cam Homes on Friday, November 25 2011 @ 11:20 am ACDT

Thanks Michael for the info. WOW what a story!!!! Crab Holes???

I will update Vanautu's stats page accordingly in my Compendium of International Footy

2 x senior teams = about 50 seniors each men and women roughly?

6 x junior teams = about 150 juniors roughly ?

Of course your story about the crab holes begs the question. What happens to the crabs, are they edible? :-)

And is this task of filling in the holes undertaken before every game day?

And I guess, how big are the holes and how many?

Cam

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AFL Vanuatu\'s big travel auction - and a new home ground.
Authored by: Jake Anson on Monday, November 28 2011 @ 01:07 pm ACDT

Word on the grapevine is that the comp will expand next season to four clubs/communities.  Lots of great news coming out of Vanuatu at the moment, keep up the good work.

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