Nauru capable of producing top potential AFL players

Nauru has the capabilities of producing talented international AFL players.

South Pacific AFL Development Program Coordinator Simon Highfield says they are impressed with participation from the small island nation.

This was following the Under 16 program they had conducted which accommodated 25 players from Nauru, PNG, Vanuatu and Fiji.

Highfield says the passion is unrivalled.

“From the color, to the songs, and the fact that nearly 40% of the whole population play AFL in some competition, their passion certainly flows.”

“Nauru will continue being a part of the South Pacific Talent Camp, and we hope to continue produce great young men and women with the goal of firstly being selected in the Gold Coast SUNS Academy, and we will go from there,” he said.

Meanwhile, Yoshi Harris was listed the Greater Western Sydney Giants from Nauru in 2014.


Josephine Navula