Contributed by: Brett Northey Thursday, July 01 2010 @ 11:22 pm ACST
worldfootynews.com's Troy Thompson headed down to Melbourne University Oval to watch the South Pacific and World XVIII teams go head to head in a practice match as they prepare to compete in the NAB AFL Under 16 Championships against fellow Division Two teams NSW/ACT, Queensland, Northern Territory and Tasmania. Below are short videos of the half time words of wisdom from the respective coaches on the day - both recently retired AFL stars.
World XVIII team addressed by coach Michael O'Loughlin.
Continue on to see Scott Lucas talk to the South Pacific players at half time, and a post-match address to the World XVIII, and the South Pacific players in prayer, reflecting the strong Christian faith common across many of the South Pacific islands. And in the next couple of days look out for Troy's encouraging thoughts on the quality of players on show.
South Pacific team addressed by Scott Lucas.
South Pacific post-match prayer and chant.
World XVIII post-match address from assistant coach Chris Johnson, a triple premiership player with the Brisbane Lions.