The new club in the 2022 Moni Plus Port Moresby Australian Football League (AFL) premiership, the Alavana Swans, continues to raise the interest of youths in the sport with the home games it hosts in the big village of Hula, Central province.
Just last weekend the club hosted its third home game at the Raukele Park where it took on the competition heavyweight the Bismark Maritime West Eagles in front of home fans.
The Swans lost that match, but the focus remains and that is to gain more interest from the young population so to have more of them playing footy and even have a chance to one day represent the country in international games.
“The Swans will host a couple more home games in this season, maybe about three more games to go,” said the Port Moresby AFL Association President Mr. Douglas Lai.
The Swans is the only rural team participating in the Port Moresby competition and it is hoped that this footy spirit will spread to the neighbouring villages as well.
Meanwhile, the Swans will be coming to the city this weekend to play against the Gerehu Magpies on Sunday in both the Seniors and Reserve divisions.
The Swans currently sit on the tenth place of the competition ladder of both the Seniors and Reserve divisions.