2017 High Performance Awards

The 2017 AFL New Zealand High Performance awards will be held on Saturday, April 22nd at the Mac’s Function Centre on Wellington’s Waterfront.
 

The awards night is an annual celebration of the performance and efforts of those involved in New Zealand representative teams as well as recognising the…

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2017 NZ Senior Squads named for ANZAC clash and International Cup

AFL New Zealand has identified 50 athletes for wider squad selection for the New Zealand Senior team in 2017.
 

The two campaigns will include ANZAC to be played at Westpac Stadium on April 24th 2017 and the International Cup in Melbourne in August 2017. The two campaigns will see…

21 Feb 4:54 PM 0 Read More...

Brownlow medalist Simon Black to play for New Zealand

Former Brisbane Lions superstar Simon Black can add yet another significant achievement to his already impressive AFL resume when he takes the field with the New Zealand Squad to play against the Australian AFL Academy team at Wellingtons Westpac Stadium during the ANZAC weekend on April 24th 2017.
 

Black…

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ANZAC clash returns to Wellington

The New Zealand Hawks will return to the Capital to take on the best young players from Australia in April.
 

The AFL have confirmed that the Australian Under 17 team as part of the NAB AFL Academy will return to New Zealand shores to take on the senior NZ…

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Tickets available for AFLNZ High Performance Awards

Tickets are available for those who wish to attend the AFL New Zealand High Performance Awards.
The Spencer on Byron on Auckland’s North Shore will host the High Performance Awards, on the 23rd of April. Awards will be given to those who have performed exceptionally well for New Zealand…

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Max factors himself into elite ruck calculations

Melbourne Demon’s Max Gawn says he is ready to build on his breakout season to become one of the AFL’s best ruckmen.
 
The 208cm, 111kg New Zealander was one of Melbourne’s genuine success stories in 2015, despite after taking until round 10 to break into the…

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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…

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AFL in search of a New Zealand TV broadcasting partner

The AFL is looking for a New Zealand TV partner to showcase its game and help it attract more fans this side of the Tasman.
 

The collapse of free-to-air network and AFL broadcaster Sommet Sports at the end of last year left a “bit of a hole…

26 Apr 12:07 PM 0 Read More...

Anzac spirit resonates with Saints, Blues in NZ

JOSH Bruce walked around New Zealand’s newest Great War exhibition on Friday morning and marvelled at what he saw.

The St Kilda forward and acting captain Jarryn Geary spent an hour experiencing the $10 million project that takes the viewer through a virtual timeline of the country’s involvement…

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Carlton defeats St Kilda in Anzac Day clash in Wellington

Carlton overcame a slow start to surge past the Saints for a comfortable 121-81 win in front of 12,125 fans at Westpac Stadium.
 

The Saints led by as many as 26 points in the first half but five consecutive goals to the Blues in the second half…

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"An absolute privilege and honour"

If you’re not familiar with Mick Malthouse, the easiest way to introduce him might be the AFL’s equivalent to Wayne Bennett.

Like veteran NRL coach Bennett, Malthouse has been at this a while. It was 1984 when the 61-year-old began his career with Footscray, who’ve…

14 Apr 9:41 AM 0 Read More...

New Zealand Hawks v AFL Academy

The New Zealand Hawks senior team will once again take on the AFL Academy at Westpac Stadium Friday 24th April.

Westpac Stadium, Friday April 24th, 9.30am.

 

The Hawks team last played the AFL Academy in January 2014 at Wellingtons Westpac Stadium where the New Zealanders performed well against…

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