Foundation North continues to make an impact

AFL New Zealand would like to thank Foundation North for their continued support in the development of AFL within New Zealand. The funding provided by the Trust directly assists the AFL New Zealand employment structure and leads to the leadership and structure required to impact on the initiatives highlighted below…

26 Jul 12:36 PM 0 Read More...

New Zealand Hawks Academy Level 1 team announced

The New Zealand Hawks Academy Level 1 will play a two match series against New South Wales Independent Schools  22nd and 24th April 2016 at QBE Harbour Stadium
 

This is the first time New South Wales Independent Schools will travel to New Zealand, following a successful tour by the…

08 Apr 2:28 PM 0 Read More...

New Zealand Hawks Academy Level 2 team announced

The New Zealand Hawks Academy Level 2 will play a two match series against AFL South East Victoria 22nd and 24th April 2016 at QBE Harbour Stadium
 

This is the second time AFL South East Victoria are travelling to New Zealand, the first to Auckland.

The squad sees an…

08 Apr 1:52 PM 0 Read More...

Consistency key for Kurt Heatherley

DEVELOPING Kiwi defender Kurt Heatherley is hoping he can push for an AFL debut before the end of 2015.
 

The New Zealander, in his second year on the Hawks’ rookie list, has been a consistent contributor in the back half for VFL affiliate Box Hill Hawks so far this…

20 Jul 8:50 AM 0 Read More...

Hawks keen to lock down NZ prospect Heatherley

HAWTHORN will try to block rival clubs circling New Zealand project player Kurt Heatherley by ramping up contract talks with the athletic defender.
 

Heatherley is yet to make his AFL debut, but his stocks have risen during a standout VFL season for Box Hill, with his impressive form attracting…

08 Jul 9:43 AM 0 Read More...

Hard work paying off for Tatupu

SHEM Tatupu is eyeing a spot in Box Hill’s senior VFL side after kicking a career-best six goals for the club’s development side on Sunday.
 
The Category-B rookie, who was drafted from New Zealand at the end of 2013 after holding an international scholarship with…

01 Jul 11:04 AM 0 Read More...

Play AFL Pathway Project providing outcomes for Harbour Sport

AFL New Zealand in partnership with Harbour Sport and the Kiwisport initiative are currently conducting the Harbour Secondary Schools Play AFL Pathway project.
The project includes delivery of any number of the AFL NZ Secondary School programmes that can be delivered to schools that either link with curriculum or competition…

04 Jun 7:11 PM 0 Read More...

No plans to scrap Wellington deal: Saints

THERE is renewed enthusiasm for the game to return to New Zealand next year after positive discussions between St Kilda and the Wellington City Council this week.
 

There was recent uncertainty about the Saints’ deal to play home-and-away matches at Wellington’s Westpac Stadium until 2018, after…

28 May 1:47 PM 0 Read More...