Day 7 - Game 3

The boys arrived to Albert Park hungry for some footy after two days of fun at Yatule Resort.

We were off to a great start with Adam D'Aloia kicking the first goal of the match. Our boys were pumped and ran from all over to congratulate him. 

Our boys controlled the game up until three quarter time until a couple of injuries left us with only one on the bench for the last quarter. 

The Fijians came home strong and ran away by a couple of goals in the end. Our boys were disappointed although now even more hungry for a big win tomorrow to level the series.

After an afternoon of free time and rest the Fijians hosted the Wanderers for a Loco. It was great for the boys to spend some time with the Fiji team before our final game in Fiji tomorrow morning.  

Day 6

After a big day full of fun activities yesterday the boys enjoyed an easy training session followed By a relaxing morning by the beach. 

After lunch at the resort we made our way back to Suva to prepare for games 3 & 4. 

The last few days have been so much Fun, but the boys are excited to play some more footy.  

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Morning meeting.  

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Training by the beach

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Saying farewell to the beach

Day 5 - Yatule Resort and Spa

The boys had an early start This morning heading to the nearby local village for a training  session. It was a great experience for the boys.

After breakfast some of the boys went and explored a nearby cave, while the remainder of the group had some free time in the pool and went kayaking.

Before lunch we took a boat out to the coral reef and went snorkelling. We all saw some pretty incredible fish.

After lunch the boys played an entertaining game against some of the locals from the nearby village. The boys  went for a walk and collected some fire wood for the evening bonfire before heading to the pool for some games. 

Before dinner the boys had the second game of footy for the Day, this time against the staff at the resort. 

We all enjoyed out last dinner at this beautiful place before having a bonfire on the beach.  

Tomorrow we spend the morning at the resort before heading back to Suva to prepare for our final two matches. 

Beach footy v Fiji locals

Beach footy v Fiji locals

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Morning training at the nearby village

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Bonfire night. 

Day 4 - Yatule Resort and Spa

Today the boys had a bit of a sleep in before making our way to Yatule Resort and Spa. On our way we stopped at Pacific Harbour and a Village market.  

When we arrived at Yatule we were greeted but some local singers. 

The afternoon was spent playing volleyball, in the ocean and in the pool.  

Everyone is excited to spend the next 2 nights at such a beautiful spot. 

Fun in the pool at the resort  

Fun in the pool at the resort  

Day 3 - Game 2

It was a quick turn around after playing yesterday afternoon we turned up to play an early game at 8:00am. After a slight delay we got underway with a few of the guys fortunate enough to join the Fiji tribe in their traditional war cry before the game. Fiji got off to a quick start & with some of our Wanderers boys helping them score first. We fought back through the first quarter & stayed within striking range. During the break we changed a few other players & again it was a tightly fought contest. There were some great passages of play & we have really come together quickly as a team. Today the scoreboard was against us but with a few days break to recover we'll be back ready to go for game 3 & 4.

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Day 2 - Game 1

We had our first game today here in Fiji. The boys were very excited for the first game. The Wanderers boys got warm very quickly with the temperature over 30 degrees in the shade. The boys started strong and kicked the first 2 goals of the game. The Fijians responded well kicking the next couple. All the boys were they and tired at half time but all still had big smiles on their faces. The boys finished the game strong. We Can't wait for the 2nd game tomorrow.

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Wanderers v Fiji 

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Half time chat

Team photo ft. Vanuatu  

Team photo ft. Vanuatu  

Day 1 - Savala Island

We had an early start to the day with a pre-breakfast training. After breakfast we made our way to Port Denarau where we caught a boat to a secluded island called Savala Island. The boat trip was full of laughs and set the tone for a day filled with smiles.

The island was the perfect team bonding location where the boys spent the day snorkling, kayaking, SUPing, and playing beach footy. 

Before heading back to the port the boys had a ball diving into the ocean off the boat, a fantastic end to a great experience.  

Back at the hotel the boys enjoyed some free time in the hotel pool before having dinner, followed by a team  meeting to prepare for game 1 tomorrow. Everyone is excited to get onto the field tomorrow afternoon and to meet the local team.

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Ready to board the boat. 

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Morning training.