AFL Fiji anticipates tough campaign

AUSTRALIAN Football League Fiji women’s and men’s team are anticipating tough competition in the AFL International Cup to be played in Melbourne, Australia next month.

AFL Fiji interim chairman and the coach of the Fiji women’s Vonu team Brenton Harris said the team was looking forward to the competition.

“The players have started to come together and it’s a new sport for Fijians and they’ve got to work hard,” he said.

“Fiji players need to work on their kicking since rugby style kicking is different from the AFL style of kicking and we had to change that.

“We would like to have another six months to fine-tune our style, but they are fit, strong and ready to go.”

Fiji men’s Tribe team is drawn with France, New Zealand, South Africa and Great Britain in Pool A of the Division One while the Vonu women’s team is drawn with Canada, Pakistan and Great Britain.

“The Fiji National Sports Commission along with Ministry of Youth and Sports had proved assistance to us while Coca-Cola had sponsored our competition and BLK gave us a very good rates for our things,” he added.

“People have also organised buses for us to go to Nadi and come back.”

Fiji will depart for Australia on Wednesday.

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