AFL X to kick off new season

Modified football game AFLX is set to be part of a drastically different lead in to the home and away season next year.
 
AFLX will be played on rugby-sized pitches, have seven players per side (with three or more per side on the interchange), and consist of quarters…

14 Dec 11:08 AM 0 Read More...

2018 AFL New Zealand Academy announced

The athletes for the 2018 AFL New Zealand Academy have been announced by National Youth and Talent Identification Manager Mick Coultard. Academy athletes will participate in skill development, athletic testing and measurement, game play and personal development over an 8 week period.
 

From the Academy, AFL New Zealand Academy…

12 Dec 11:44 AM 0 Read More...

2017 NPC: Day two photos

The Auckland Buccaneers took out the 2017 National Provincial Championships for the second year in a row after going through the tournament undefeated.
 

Check out out some of the photos from the action on Day two of the tournament.
Read more: NPC: Auckland back to back Champions…

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NPC: Auckland back to back Champions

The Auckland Buccaneers are once again National Provincial Champions for the second year in a row after going through the 2017 tournament undefeated.
 

Held at QBE Stadium in Albany, Auckland on December 9th and 10th, four regions (Auckland, Wellington, Canterbury and Otago) from around the country contested the 2…

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Silky skills on display in week 7 of the Youth competition.

Round 7 of the 2017 AFL New Zealand Youth Competition wrapped up in Auckland and Wellington this weekend and with only one round to go, all the players have developed their skills and game knowledge over the past seven weeks.
 

The Auckland Youth competition was played prior to the…

10 Dec 6:44 PM 0 Read More...

2017 NPC Official Programme

The 2017 AFL New Zealand National Provincial Championships will be held this coming weekend at QBE Stadium in Albany, Auckland. 
 

It is the first time that the NPC will be held at QBE Stadium in Albany, a venue which has hosted the past two AFL New Zealand Premiership seasons…

08 Dec 12:37 PM 0 Read More...

Kiwi Patmore heads to Sydney for pre-season training camp

Port Adelaide’s new draftees which includes Jake Patmore (Ngati Maru) will be welcomed to the club with a challenging pre-season trip to Sydney, to train with the first to fifth-year players of NRL side – South Sydney Rabbitohs.  
 

Port Adelaide caught up with Jake to see how…

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Youth Competition rolls into Round 6

It was Round six of the Youth competition this weekend and the next wave of up and coming AFL New Zealand stars were in action in Auckland and Wellington.
 

Both The U14 Boys and Youth Girls combined this week to mix up the teams to learn from each other…

05 Dec 10:38 AM 0 Read More...

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…

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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…

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