AFL PNG Development

AFLPNG Development are the AFL’s development arm in Papua New Guinea, with 21 full-time staff and a strong focus on development and talent.

The team at AFLPNG Development conduct Coaching, Umpiring and Match play programs across six provinces of PNG, with approximately 70,000 boys, girls, men & women annually, aged from 5 – 40 years taking part.

The AFLPNG Development “Smart Start Niukick” program is the flagship introductory program to the sport of AFL used across PNG, teaching the basic skills of our game, as well as developing good behaviours around health, disability inclusion and gender-based violence.

With a direct link to the AFLQ Talent pathway you will also see the AFL PNG National Academy Teams competing in the AFL QLD Youth Academy Pathway each year.

The world beating national men’s Mozzies and women’s Flames teams are continually at the pointy end the International Cup every three years with the Mozzies winning the past two competitions.

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