Almanac International Footy: Finals Fever in Port Moresby

Our man in Moresby, Smokey Raitman, tells the story of the finals series in the Papua New Guinea AFL comp. The local entertainment, fierce rivalries and tribal customs make for a great yarn.

When White Was Not Cool

Raitman reminisces on the time he and a group of mates – the Lavender Hill Mob – turned out for the mighty Mudlarks. In their white guernseys.

Footy in Port Moresby, PNG

The Taurama Suns, Gulf Giants, Gerehu Magpies, and Gordon Kokafas are PNG footy teams. As are the Koki Dockers and the Koboni Demons. They all have to cope with the southerly blowing straight down the Amini Park Oval to the Boroko East end.