NZ Academy diary: Day 7

Today was the final full day of our tour here in New Zealand. 
 

So far it has been beyond my wildest dreams.

I’ve met new family members for the first time, discovered a new culture and shared all of this with 17 of my close mates.

The most…

05 Dec 9:46 AM 0 Read More...

Hawthorn to touch down in Queenstown for pre-season camp

 

The Hawthorn Football Club will travel to Queenstown today to embark on a gruelling pre-season trip that fitness boss Andrew Russell hopes will test the Hawks both mentally and physically.
 

The club has abandoned its usual pre-season training trip to the Sunshine Coast in favour of…

04 Dec 3:05 PM 0 Read More...

Match Report: New Zealand U18's vs Port Adelaide Indigenous Academy

In a game played in great spirit, Port Adelaide’s Aboriginal AFL Academy have defeated the New Zealand U18 side in the first ever meeting between the two sides at QBE stadium in Albany on Sunday afternoon.
 

Leading at every change, the Aboriginal AFL Academy (AAA) defeated New Zealand…

04 Dec 1:29 PM 0 Read More...

NZ Academy diary: Day 5 & 6

Day 5

Today was going to be tough, there were no two ways about it.

From the moment my alarm sounded at 5.30am I knew this was going to be a long and arduous day for me and the team.

Shortly after our 6.00am breakfast we were on…

04 Dec 12:27 PM 0 Read More...

Aboriginal AFL Academy NZ trip diary: Day 3 and 4

Hi, my name is Ronald Fuschtei and I am a member of Port Adelaide’s Aboriginal Academy team.
 

I woke up to a beautiful, sunny morning in Rotorua still with my head still spinning from the previous two days when I came face to face with the other half…

04 Dec 12:12 PM 0 Read More...

Year of the Tiger: North Shore crowned 2017 AAFL Premiers

The North Shore Tigers have claimed the 2017 Auckland AFL Premiership after a nail biting 23 point victory at QBE Stadium in Albany on Sunday afternoon. It is the Tigers first Premiership in nine years when they defeated the University Blues back in 2008.
 

Scorching conditions greeted both sides…

04 Dec 11:58 AM 0 Read More...

Aboriginal AFL Academy NZ trip diary: Day 1 and 2

Hi, my name is Ronald Fuschtei and I am a member of Port Adelaide’s Aboriginal Academy team.
 

As a reward for completing both the educational and football components of the Academy program across the year I along with 17 of my teammates were given the opportunity to travel…

01 Dec 10:05 AM 0 Read More...

Wellington Tigers ready to roar at 2017 NPC

The Wellington Tigers have announced their 2017 AFL New Zealand NPC Squad to be held in Auckland on December 9th and 10th.
 

The Tigers were runners up in the 2016 National Championships and will have a strong tilt at the 2017 title with key New Zealand squad members James…

30 Nov 7:00 PM 0 Read More...