• Thu. Dec 3rd, 2020

New Zealand Hawks , have won the 2011 Youth AFL Oceania Cup Grand Final, beating Nauru by 21 points in Suva, Fiji on Saturday. The best player was a New Zealander , Shem Tatupu. AFL stars, Nic Natinui and Israel Folau have been cheering the locals on .

Island footy
Island footy
Hawks in NZ
Hawks in NZ

Countries involved in the series include Tonga ,Vanuatu , Fiji , PNG , NZ and Nauru. The Aussies , the Flying Boomerangs , played an exhibition match against Oceania  , winning very convincingly .

Oceania and South Pacific will field teams in the 2012 NSW  State Trials and NAB AFL Under-16 Championships.

AFL Football , currently enjoying the break prior to the 2012 Competition, is making inroads into the Oceania / South Pacific region . Will we see Islanders of the calibre of Natinui , joining the AFL competition ?. Fans would welcome their inclusion , and enjoy the spectacle , whilst wearing their football jumpers , jerseys , guernseys   .

WCE 's Natinui's Jumper
WCE 's Natinui's Jumper