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Kokofas U15 and U17 Teams emerge as Champions

Updated: Jul 2


The Gordons Kokofas Junior teams, both the U15 and U17 boys, emerged as Champions of the Smart Start NiuKick Schools competition at the Murray Barracks Oval in Port Moresby on Sunday, June 30, 2024.


The U17 team upset Tokarara Secondary with a scoreline of 108-18, scoring 17 goals and 6 behinds, securing their third consecutive title.


These U17 boys started strongly in the first half of the match, dominated and maintained their momentum during each quarter of the game, securing a well-deserved win.


Their remarkable performance was a testament to their consistency throughout the season, with an exceptional run of winning all but two of their games.


Head coach, Clive Elvis Bai, expressed satisfaction with the boys' performance, stating: "The boys performed well today, displaying their best performance."


Bai attributed their success to the boys’ commitment to training throughout the season and the crucial one-week preparation towards the grand finals.


Additionally, the team was fortunate to have national representatives and POMAFL season players, brothers David and Allan Severa, and Joseph Bai, among others, who led the team to victory.


David was awarded the Most Valuable Player (MVP) for his outstanding and consistent individual performances in the finals.


"David's performance was exceptional, as it has been every year. He is a talented player," said Bai.


The U15 Kokofas defeated Waigani Tigers Jnr 20-19, registering their first win in the competition, while the Kokofas U15 girls lost by two points (8-6) to Ted Diro Primary, finishing as runners-up.


Bai expressed gratitude to everyone involved in the club's journey to victory, stating: "We thank all the parents at Gordons, the young boys and girls, supporters, coaching staff, and management for their support,” he said.The Gordons Kokofas Junior teams, both the U15 and U17 boys, emerged as Champions of the Smart Start NiuKick Schools competition at the Murray Barracks Oval in Port Moresby on Sunday, June 30, 2024.


The U17 team upset Tokarara Secondary with a scoreline of 108-18, scoring 17 goals and 6 behinds, securing their third consecutive title.


These U17 boys started strongly in the first half of the match, dominated and maintained their momentum during each quarter of the game, securing a well-deserved win.


Their remarkable performance was a testament to their consistency throughout the season, with an exceptional run of winning all but two of their games.


Head coach, Clive Elvis Bai, expressed satisfaction with the boys' performance, stating: "The boys performed very well today, displaying their best performance."


Bai attributed their success to the boys’ commitment to training throughout the season and the crucial one-week preparation towards the grand finals.


Additionally, the team was fortunate to have national representatives and POMAFL season players, brothers David and Allan Severa, and Joseph Bai, among others, who led the team to victory.


David was awarded the Most Valuable Player (MVP) for his outstanding and consistent individual performances in the finals.


"David's performance was exceptional, as it has been every year. He is a very talented player," said Bai.


The U15 Kokofas defeated Waigani Tigers Jnr 20-19, registering their first win in the competition, while the Kokofas U15 girls lost by two points (8-6) to Ted Diro Primary, finishing as runners-up.


Bai expressed gratitude to everyone involved in the club's journey to victory, stating: "We thank all the parents at Gordons, the young boys and girls, supporters, coaching staff, and management for their support,” he said.

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