Calling Future Ni Vanuatu Vugby League Stars


Youth rugby league fans are encouraged to come and try the sport for themselves under the expert tutelage of a previous NRL pro.

Vanuatu Rugby League (VRL) National Coach and former NRL Player Dane Campbell will also be in Vanuatu this week to cast his eye over Vanuatu’s younger players with a view to discovering the next Kunro Kalo.

Campbell’s visit coincides with a visit to Vanuatu by Rugby League legend Mal Meninga, courtesy of the Vanuatu Carbine Club, and the Port Vila 9’s being played this Saturday.

The VRL will be holding a coaching clinic for any interested players aged 14 to 18 at 4pm on Thursday 11th April at Malapoa College. Campbell was very excited about conducting the coaching clinic.

“I can’t wait. Every coaching clinic I have held has been well attended by an enthusiastic group of players.”

“In previous clinics we’ve identified players who have then gone on to represent Vanuatu in 9’s in Australia, in our inaugural Test match vs Greece last year and in the Vanuatu-South Sea Islander team and several of those players are still in Australia having been recruited to club sides throughout Queensland”.

“It’s great we’ve provided opportunities for those players but I’m even more excited about potential opportunities we can provide younger players.”

Campbell added “No previous Rugby League experience is necessary and I’d encourage anyone from 14 to 18 that is interested in Rugby League to come down and try Rugby League for themselves”.

VRL President Tom Carlo added “I’d encourage all interested players to come down to Malapoa College on Thursday at 4pm and give the game ago. You can’t get a better person to learn the game from that our National Coach and a former NRL player in Dane Campbell.”

Any interested players should be at Malapoa College, dressed and ready to start the clinic by no later than 3:45pm. For more information please contact VRL Official Leonard Ngwero on +678 7788992.