Work to start on transforming Colts Oval

This comes after a ground-breaking ceremony that was held yesterday at the Bisini Grounds.

The event was witnessed by Australian High Commissioner to PNG, Bruce Davis, Sports Minister, Justin Tkatchenko, CEO of the PNG Sports Foundation, Peter Tsiamilili Jr, sponsors, administrators and players.

Garrett Construction has been tasked to turn the home of AFL in PNG into a state league standard facility that will include a proper playing surface, grandstand with roofing and a clubhouse with amenities.

PNG dominates South Pacific team

The camp will be held at Sunshine Coast, Queensland, from April 14 – 2 May 2017.

A total of 28 players from PNG, Fiji, Nauru, Tonga and Solomon Islands were selected, with PNG dominating.  

The youngsters from PNG are: Hewago Oea, Jason Logi, Xavier Kombong, Carl Kaiyage, Balthasar Talanai, Daniel Koivi, Charliong Gilupa, Collin Kennedy, Kevan Chan, Elizah Boas, Yatom Werner, Nelson Ulume, Rex Peragua, Domonic Wario, Gerard Fungke, Joe Yamog and James Peterson

All the players are below the age of 17. 

Team NCD announces AFL squad for PNG Games

A 30-man group has been called upon to meet with the team management on Wednesday at Colts Oval to discuss the updates.

Meanwhile, the women’s squad was also named and advised to attend the meet to train on for the games in November.


AFL kicks off Southern regional selection matches

AFL Academy will host regional championships, selecting up to 50 kids in each division for four regional teams.

Pacific AFL development manager Ben Drew told Loop PNG that the Academy will host a two-day championship in Port Moresby starting today. Later they will travel to Lae to host Mamose  junior carnival before visiting the Islands region, starting in Kavieng, Kimbe, back to Kokopo and then to Mt. Hagen  for the Highlands region carnival.

AFL PNG to start junior carnivals

The Southern Development Carnival will be held this Saturday and Sunday at the Colts Oval, Port Moresby.


Age groups that will take part in the different carnivals are the U15 and U13 boys and girls teams.

The other carnivals are set for:

.  8th and 9th July – Northern Development Carnival – Eriku Oval

· 12th July – Islands Development Carnival – Town Oval (Kavieng)

· 14th July – Islands Development Carnival – Kimbe AFL Oval (Kimbe)

· Highlands Development Carnival – next month (Will advise when date confirmed).

POM’s AFL office involves Bomana juveniles in ‘footy’ skills

Loop PNG accompanied AFL PNG academy player and welfare manager Willie Yogomin, and AFL players to the prison, located at the outskirts of the nation’s capital yesterday.

When we entered the prison gates, the young boys eagerly greeted us with excited smiles, and led us into the meeting room, to meet the officer in charge of the juveniles, Hannington Yaya.

They were all seated at one corner of the room, used also as a library, Yaya, Yogomin and I spoke to them, but from the looks on their faces they could not wait to get on the field.