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Mykelti strives for International Cup glory

Mykelti Lefau has represented New Zealand in the previous two ANZAC campaigns in Wellington and after being included in the NZ wider squad on Monday, Lefau has a goal of running out on the MCG in the International Cup Grand Final in August 2020.
 

After relocating to Australia in…

15 Aug 1:00 PM 0 Read More...

New Zealand Senior Management Team Locked In

2017 International Cup coaches Rob Malone and Justin Davies have been appointed as Assistant Coaches for the New Zealand Senior team.
 

Recently appointed Head Coach Chris Mundell, completes the unification of the three New Zealand coaches. The team fell a point short of securing the 2017 International Cup and…

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Former Hawk Tatupu returns to International Footy

After five years in the International Footy wilderness, former Hawthorn FC scholarship holder Shem Tatupu has set his sights on making the final squad for the 2020 AFL International Cup in Melbourne.
 

Tatupu was named in the New Zealand wider squad announced yesterday and marks his first inclusion back…

14 Aug 12:35 PM 0 Read More...

New Zealand wider squad announced in two year plan

AFL New Zealand has announced a 67 person wider training squad in preparation for selection for the International Cup in 2020.
 

The New Zealand selectors assembled a squad which features a good mix of experience and youth. The inclusion of former Hawthorn International Scholarship holder Shem Tatupu who last…

13 Aug 3:30 PM 0 Read More...

Youth Competition lands in Christchurch

As the AFL New Zealand Youth Competition continues to grow, the national organisation has added Christchurch as a new location for 2018.
 

The Youth Competition for boys and girls has been created to compliment the pathway for participants to enjoy and excel in AFL.

It has a focus on…

10 Aug 10:00 AM 0 Read More...

Chris Mundell named new National Head Coach

Home grown coaching talent Chris Mundell has been announced as the new National Head Coach of the New Zealand AFL team through to the 2020 International Cup.
 

Chris takes over the position from Rob Malone who vacated the role after steering New Zealand to the 2017 International Cup Grand…

09 Aug 12:00 PM 0 Read More...

Former NSW Waratah appointed Premiership Coordinator

Former Australian Rugby Schoolboys and NSW Waratahs representative Jordan McGregor has been appointed AFL New Zealand Premiership Coordinator for the 2019 season.
 

McGregor will link with local clubs around the country over the course of the season (August-December) and will focus on player and coach development in the…

07 Aug 1:57 PM 0 Read More...

New Zealand team name narrowed to final four

Back in June, AFL New Zealand reached out to the community to submit ideas for a new national team name along with an explanation of why that name is significant to Aotearoa.
 

After an overwhelming response from the community, AFL New Zealand has now narrowed it down to the…

06 Aug 3:45 PM 0 Read More...

Who is the AFL's MVP? Coaches have their say

AFL Coaches have voted Melbourne ruckman Max Gawn the game’s most valuable player. 
 

The 18 club coaches were asked to offer their thoughts on a host of topics in a 20-question anonymous online survey, conducted by AFL Media in partnership with the AFL Coaches’ Association, across several…

02 Aug 3:02 PM 0 Read More...

AFLNZ partners with CLM to increase opportunities in Counties Manukau

AFL New Zealand has recently partnered with CLM Community Sport to deliver the AFL KiwiKick programme to over 4700 Primary and Intermediate students in the Counties Manukau region.
 

As a result of their involvement in the AFL KiwiKick programme, participants will develop a connection to the sport of AFL…

30 Jul 4:03 PM 0 Read More...

AFL Fantastic Five: Simon Black

Check out the Top 5 best career moments for New Zealand representative and Brisbane Lions superstar Simon Black.
 

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27 Jul 12:33 PM 0 Read More...

IDENTITY: MYKELTI LEFAU

Mykelti Lefau’s background in rugby means he had no problem adapting to the physicality of Australian football when he migrated from New Zealand in 2012.
 

The 20-year-old Casey Demons player was born in Auckland to a Samoan father and kiwi mother, priming him for a career…

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