AFL Nauru

Shawn Kemp shines as top cat

It was a tight race between him and Cats veteran skipper Trent Depaune.

However, in the final round Maaki polled 5 votes to come from behind and take out the award.

Top 5

1. Shawn Kemp Maaki 18
2. Trent Depaune 17
3. Tiana Waidabu 12
4. David Adeang 10
5. Pilo Dagiaro 8


Mal Batsiua creates Magpie history

Batsiua joins Bombers champ, German Grundler in the record books as the only two players who have won three Best and Fairest awards for their clubs.

Batsiua could top off a great season by winning the big one on Saturday.

Top 6
1. Mallinson Batsiua 23
2. Dave Mwaredaga 16
3. Kenneth Oppenheimer 13
=4. Yoshi Harris 12
=4. Bagewa Detudamo 12
6. Richmond Spanner 10


Darnel Diema takes out Hawks Best and Fairest Award

The young Hawk is already a star and will only get better as his confidence and experience grows. AFL Nauru congratulated Diema on his great achievement. 

Top 5
1. Darnel Diema 27
2. Jeremiah Gil Kam 17
3. Ishmael Fritz 15
=4. Jencke Jeremiah 7
=4. Gaissa Jones 7


Patrick Agadio wins Bulldogs Best and Fairest Award

At the end of the home and away rounds, Agadio was tied with 3 other Bulldogs, Niga Haulangi, Aykers Daniel and Kenzo Mobit.

On countback, Patrick broke the deadlock with best on ground votes for the Bulldogs in round 3 to take out his second club best & fairest award.

1. Patrick Agadio 9 (won on countback)
=2. Niga Haulangi 9
=2. Aykers Daniel 9
=2. Kenzo Mobit 9
5. Donatello Moses 7


Charles Dagiaro creates record for Roos with 3rd win

It was a close count with Dagiaro and Jarman Pole Haulangi all tied up after the home and away rounds.

But on countback Dagiaro got the win after polling best on ground in round 3.

Top 5
1. Charles Dagiaro 16 (won on countback)
2. Jarman Pole Haulangi 16
3. Marcus Detenamo 11
=4. Shenko Canon 10
=4. Skaga Dowabobo 10


Agir Amwano is top Bomber for 2017

The 2 Bombers champs were tied going into the last round but it was Amwano who polled more votes to win his club's prize in the AFL Nauru competition.

Top 5
1. Agir Nenabo Amwano 20
2. German Lightning Grundler 17
3. Kais Tatum 14
4. Johnny Dagiaro 12
5. Tipung Tpain Tbone Kamtaura 10


4 Nauru members join South Pacific team for U 16 Qld State Championships

The boys are part of the 25-member South Pacific team which includes 14 players from Papua New Guinea, three from Fiji, two from Solomon Islands one from Tonga.

Nauru Stars Assistant Coach Kudaman Satory Namaduk and the four Nauru boys flew out to join the rest of the team.

The U16 Qld State championships will be held from April 26 until May 2.     

Cats out muscle Bulldogs in a thriller

The contest was tough as both teams tried hard to gain control but nothing could separate them going into the last quarter.

Going with a slight breeze in the last quarter, it was the Cats that won most of the ball and kept the game in their half for most of the quarter.

Despite winning more possessions in the last, the Cats squandered their opportunities frequently missing easy shots at goal.

The Bulldogs were more accurate and with young player Blame Maaki kicking 2 goals in the last quarter, they remained dangerously close.

Magpies tame the Dogs in round 3 of AFL Nauru season

The Magpies threatened to run away with the game at times but the tenacious Bulldogs hung on.

The inaccurate kicking by the Pies did not aid their efforts to put the Dogs away but they had more winners around the ground to stay ahead of the Dogs and in the end winning by 17 points.

To the Dogs credit they never gave up and kept pushing the Pies all the way.

For the Pies Teolime was a standout in defence.

His ability to read the play and his agility to get away from the opposition was outstanding.

AFL Nauru season Round 2 heats up

Cats led by veteran skipper Trent Depaune against the rebuilding Kangaroos.

Cats vs Kangaroos
The Friday game was a close one between two teams determined to notch up their first win for the season.

The Kangaroos charged hard in the last quarter coming from 3 goals behind to level the scores with 4 minutes left.

But a clutch goal from Cats veteran player Tiana Waidabu sealed the game for the Cats.

Inspirational Cats Captain Trent Depaune led from the front and was named best player for his team.