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Saturday, February 24 2018 @ 04:32 pm ACDT

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Samoa schoolboys too strong in Pacific clash

OceaniaThe Tongan schoolboys tour of Samoa was a great success. Although the boys lost their first international match, the scoreline indicates a very competitive game, which is a great effort for the young men from the Kingdom, given 2004 has been the first real season of footy there. It's also great to see the game developing in Samoan schools. Samoa 7.8 (50) defeated Tonga 4.5 (29). SARFA development officer Kable Kelleway said "It's good to let the youth know that they have another option when they're thinking about future opportunities to represent Samoa". Read on for the tour report from the Tongan Australian Football Assocation.
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Tonga schoolboys tour of Samoa

OceaniaIt's exciting to report the first true international tour by a Tongan representative side. After their successful first season of schoolboys footy in the Kingdom, their best side has been selected and will travel to nearby Samoa, to take on their arch rivals.
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Junior football alive and kicking in NZ

OceaniaYouth participation in Australian football is growing worldwide as clubs realise its potential for attracting future players and families to the sport. In this article, NZAFL's Steve Froggatt talks about his country's recent Auskick restructure, the program currently provided and the recent growth of football in New Zealand
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University of Canterbury Cougars win CAFL Premiership

OceaniaThe University of Canterbury Cougars are Premiers of the Canterbury AFL after defeating the Eastern Blues 7.11 (53) to 4.12 (36) on Saturday at QE11 Stadium, Christchurch.
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Women's Footy starts in Canterbury NZ

OceaniaThe Canterbury Australian Football Leagues (CAFL) is based around Christchurch, on New Zealand's South Island. The league features four men's clubs, with hopes to expand to six. Anecdotal evidence suggests that footy is quite popular with girls in New Zealand schools. Recently the CAFL held its first women's game.
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TAFA boot orphanage makes an impact

OceaniaThe success of the Tonga Australian Football Association boot orphanage is set to continue, with shipping company Pacific Forum Line (PFL) agreeing to sponsor the program.
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Football Development Officer positions available in Fiji, Tonga & the Solomons

OceaniaInterested in becoming a full-time Australian Football Development Officer in the Pacific? The International Australian Football Council (disputed title) wants to hear from you.
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Auckland AFL dominate at New Zealand Championships

OceaniaAuckland AFL was the runaway winner at the New Zealand National Provincial Championships, held at Christchurch's Village Green Oval on the weekend.
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AFL Legend Ron Barassi to visit New Zealand

OceaniaAFL Hall of Fame legend Ron Barassi will travel to Christchurch next week as a special guest of the Barassi International Australian Football Youth Tournament.
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National Capital District crowned PNG champions

OceaniaNational Capital District survived a last quarter revival by Kimbe to claim a 3-point win in the final of the AFL-PNG national championship at Eriku Oval, Lae.
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