Monday, March 07 2016 @ 08:07 PM ACDT
Contributed by: Michael Christiansen
2015 presented some serious challenges to AFL Vanuatu - more specifically, the weather - with Cyclone Pam ravaging the archipelago some 53 weeks ago. With ni-Vanuatu leaders such as Kilip Andrew (drawing on his experiences playing footy in Australia with Olinda-Ferny Creek and taking on an AFL Development officer role in 2016) and Robin Jacob (who in early 2015 took the highly uncommon path of sitting the AFL coaching course at Etihad stadium in Feb) able to lead from the front the season was resurrected and with guidance from a new committee headed by president David Beauchamp; now AFL Vanuatu is preparing for a very busy 2016.
New programs include: • New Senior competition with new teams • New Pikinini kik program • New School competition for Under 12 and Under 15 teams, involving Schools from Port Vila and all of Efate.