Nominees for 2018 AFL New Zealand Rising Star

AFL New Zealand would like to congratulate the following nominees for the 2018 AFL New Zealand Rising Star. 
 

The Rising Star award is awarded to players born in the year 2001 and younger who have represented New Zealand at Academy level.

The winner will be announced at the 2018…

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Nominees for 2018 Volunteer of the Year

Over the next week, AFL New Zealand will be announcing the nominees for all seven categories of the annual AFL New Zealand High Performance Awards. 
 

Categories include:

AFL New Zealand Coach of the year
AFL New Zealand Senior Player of the year
AFL New Zealand Female Player of the…

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Otago siblings to represent New Zealand

For the first time an Otago brother and sister are to represent New Zealand at AFL.
 

Max and Petra Milne will head to Wellington in two weeks time, where they will play against the Mornington Peninsula Blue Scope Steelers on April 22 and 24.

Max (16) will represent his…

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2018 AFL New Zealand Level 1 Academy team announced

The AFL New Zealand Level 1 Academy will play a two match series against the Mornington Peninsula Blue Scope Steelers U14’s on the 22nd and 24th April 2018 at Hutt Park in Wellington.
 

The Mornington Peninsula BlueScope Steelers return to New Zealand for the second year and it…

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2018 AFL New Zealand Youth Girls team announced

The AFL New Zealand Youth Girls will play a two game series against the Mornington Peninsula BlueScope Steelers Youth Girls in Wellington over the ANZAC Day weekend.
 

The Mornington Peninsula BlueScope Steelers return to New Zealand for the second year and the League is looking forward to the trip…

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2018 Senior leadership group announced

The New Zealand coaching staff have announced the senior leadership group for the upcoming ANZAC campaign against the AFL Academy at Westpac Stadium on April 24th in Wellington. Andrew Howison will once again Captain the team and will have Samuel McKenzie and Will Gregson by his side as Vice-Captains…

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2018 AFL New Zealand Level 2 Academy team announced

The AFL New Zealand Level 2 Academy will play a two match series against the Mornington Peninsula Blue Scope Steelers U15/U16’s on the 22nd and 24th April 2018 at Hutt Park in Wellington.
 

The Mornington Peninsula BlueScope Steelers return to New Zealand for the second year and…

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New Zealand Senior squad announced for ANZAC

The final New Zealand senior squad to take on the AFL Academy side has been announced ahead of their clash at Wesptac Stadium, Wellington on April 24th.
 

The 2018 campaign will be against the AFL Academy team to be played at Wellington’s Westpac Stadium and will commence at…

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Fuschtei-Hawke represents heritage

Ronald Fuschtei-Hawke was a member of Port Adelaide’s Aboriginal Academy team that toured New Zealand in December 2017.
 

As a reward for completing both the educational and football components of the Academy program across the year, he along with his team were provided with the opportunity to…

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Howison to lead the way yet again

Recently and historically, Andrew Howison has been an inspirational player and captain for New Zealand.
 

Leading from the front, Howison starred in all five games at the 2017 International Cup and was rewarded with being named the Captain of the World side. The selection was made through umpire votes…

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Clark to add scoreboard pressure

Brendan Clark could be considered a veteran of the New Zealand team.
 

At 30 years of age the 190cm forward has been involved with the Senior team for the last three International Cup campaigns and has also played in the Australian AFL Academy fixture for the past five years…

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Lefau to be dangerous up front

Mykelti Lefau debuted for New Zealand in 2017 and was a great performer for the Senior team. Auckland born Lefau, playing for the Casey Demons in the VFL also had a game to remember.
 

The 19 year old, only took up AFL four years ago and showed that he…

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