2012 Youth AFL Oceania Cup

Monday, December 10, 2012

The fourth Youth AFL Oceania Cup kicks off this Wednesday in Suva, Fiji. Five teams from the Pacific region -- Fiji, Vanuatu, Tonga, Nauru and Solomon Islands -- will take part in the lightning carnival.

Download team lists and fixture

The Papua New Guinea and New Zealand teams will be absent because they have moved into the South Pacific Cup as part of the Pacific Talent Pathway expansion.

The Oceania Cup showcases the many talented football players in the region and highlights the development and growth of football throughout Asia Pacific.

The tournament is also a major part of the AFL's International Talent Pathway which gives boys aged between 15-23 years the opportunity to play AFL at the highest level.

Oceania Cup players will be considered for the U16 Oceania Squad which will compete against PNG and NZ in the South Pacific Cup in Townsville in April 2013.

These players will also be up for selection for the South Pacific team that will travel to the 2013 NAB AFL Under 16 Championships in NSW.

AFL Clubs now have the capacity to offer up to 128 International Scholarships which provides overseas footballers the opportunity to play at the elite level.

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