The Mele Eels and Ifira Black Birds are set to go head to head this Saturday at the Kawenu Fields in Malapoa to decide on which two teams will qualify for the inaugural Port Vila Under 15s Championship.
After the initial first two rounds of competition, all three participants are still in the hunt to qualify for the tournament’s inaugural Grand Final on October 24, with the Blacksand Diamonds the most likely opponent for the winner of Saturday’s clash.
The inaugural Port Vila Under 15s Championship is the first organised junior competition run in the Pacific nation and comes off the work done in 2019 establishing Junior Aged teams in the Port Vila region. In the only previous encounter between the two teams at the Under 15s Age Group, last year’s Vanuatu Nines, the Ifira Black Birds defeated the Mele Eels 31 – 0.
The Mele Eels and Ifira Black Birds will clash at 13:30 as curtain raiser to the Final Men’s Championship match.