New Zealand Senior team named to take on AFL Academy
11 Apr, 2017
The final NZ senior squad to take on the Australian U17 Academy side has been announced ahead of their clash at Wesptac Stadium, Wellington on April 24th.
The leadership group will be chosen on Saturday April 22nd and will be announced at the 2017 AFL New Zealand High Performance Awards.
Brisbane Lions superstar Simon Black will represent the NZ side for the first time. With NZ heritage, the three time Premiership winner adds a wealth of experience to the squad.
The NZ senior team last played the Australian Under 17’s in April 2016 at North Harbour Stadium in Auckland where the New Zealanders performed well against the elite youth of Australia but were defeated by the skillful Aussies.
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Congratulations to all involved and good luck!
NZ vs Australian U17 Academy
Where: Wesptac Stadium, Wellington
When: Monday April 24th, 2017
Time: First bounce, 11.30am
|Head Coach||Rob Malone|
|Assistant Coach||Justin Davies|
|Assistant Coach||Chris Mundell|
|Aaron Harris||Morningside Panthers|
|Andrew Howison||Oakleigh Districts|
|Andriu Sucu||North Shore Tigers|
|Barclay Miller||St Kilda Saints|
|Ben Hick||University Blues|
|Brad Mavor||Christchurch Bulldogs|
|Brendan Clark||Maroochydore Roos|
|Carlos Donnell-Brown||Waitakere Magpies|
|David Rattenbury||Waitakere Magpies|
|Harison Manks||University Blues|
|James Kusel||Hutt Valley Eagles|
|Joe Baker-Thomas||St Kilda Saints|
|Jordan Drinkall||University Blues|
|Josh Mackie||Otago Riot|
|Liam Beattie||University Blues|
|Misilifi Faimalo||North City Demons|
|Mykelti Lefau||Casey Demons|
|Samuel McKenzie||Mt Roskill Saints|
|Shane Leat||Waitakere Magpies|
|Simon Black||Brisbane Lions|
|Te Kopa Tipene-Thomas||North Shore Tigers|
|Ty Smith||North Shore Tigers|
|William Gregson||Sandringham Dragons|
|William Dickinson||Mt Roskill Saints|
|Josh Morgan-Ranui||North City Demons|
|Max Hicks||Central Giants|