AFL Vanuatu girls player, Viona Rawo Malnaim and Patricia Salili and AFL Program Manager Nancy Patterson, and Academy Coach Jesta Toka returned from a 4-day South Pacific Training Camp in Australia this week.
Patterson said that the South Pacific team played two games, and last week on Friday they played against the Gold Coast Suns U18 , and on Sunday, had a great game against the Brisbane Lions Academy .
“Coaches during that training camp concentrated a lot on the girls performance, even though points were not counted”, Patterson said.
“During their first game they did nine tackles with the Suns and 10+ tackles in the second game against the Lions.
“This results show that the South Pacific team have improve in their game skills.”
Patterson said she is very proud of Viona and Patricia for the fantastic performance in and out the the field.
“Patricia Salili was one of the Pikinini kik role model that was selected to the talent Camp, and she was appointed as one of the best players on field in both games alongside eight other best players.
“I can say that Pikinini kik program in Vanuatu is a program where we can get future and talented players out of the program by building up their football skills and get good results.”
She further congratulated the playes for being in the South Pacific team to attend the 4 -day talent training camp where they experienced real football and learned a lot from other professional players and coaches during the eight days trip to Queensland.
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