Kiwi reaches 250th game milestone

In this history making year for women’s football, UNSW Eastern Suburbs Stingray, Lisa ‘Kiwi’ Roper has created her own piece of history in AFL Sydney.
 

Last weekend, Roper reached her 250th game when the Stingrays took on Macquarie University.

Retiring from soccer after 20 years in the game…

23 Jun 10:36 AM 0 Read More...

AFLX on its way

THE AFL is planning to launch its version of cricket’s Twenty20, with a series of matches involving non-finalists in September this year.
 
Under the proposal, the Saturday after round 23 – when the top eight teams are given the bye – would be set aside to launch AFLX, a…

22 Jun 11:31 AM 0 Read More...

Record number of Schools turn out for Wellington KiwiKick Tournament

A record number of Schools recently attended the Upper Valley Cluster Tournament in Wellington making it the biggest KiwiKick Tournament that Wellington has seen.  
 

The Upper Valley Cluster Tournament was into its fourth year and this was the biggest tournament yet, eclipsing 2016.

15 teams from 11 schools attended…

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New Zealand squad for 2017 International Cup

The New Zealand National side are expected to be a major force at the 2017 International Cup, after the naming of a strong touring squad.
 

Stocked with experienced players, and rounded out by energetic and talented newcomers, the New Zealand squad is balanced and versatile.

The International Cup will…

15 Jun 1:28 PM 0 Read More...

Annual report series: CEO Report

Step by step the footprint for AFL grows within New Zealand. For future success we require a steady and sure alignment of our major partners, strong governance and operational excellence.
 

The AFL New Zealand Board and employees look to punch above our weight within the competitive sports dynamic we…

06 Jun 12:00 PM 0 Read More...

Annual report series: Chairman's Report

In all operational areas, AFL New Zealand have continued to build on the momentum achieved throughout the 2016 year across our five strategic pillars strategies Participation, Talent, Broadcast, AFL Matches, and Organisation and People.
 

Within these pillars are a number of specific successes. The AFL New Zealand Premiership fills…

01 Jun 1:16 PM 0 Read More...

NZ Indigenous stars to shine during AFL Round 10 Celebrations

In honour of this weekends AFL Indigenous round, AFL New Zealand celebrates New Zealand Indigenous players playing at the top level.  
 

Dustin Martin (Richmond), Shane Savage (St Kilda) and Marley Williams (North Melbourne) all have Maori heritage and will run out for their respective clubs during Round 10. Martin…

26 May 1:45 PM 0 Read More...

Green Bay High School student impressing in AFL

Green Bay High School’s Declan Honan-Crann has had a busy last few weeks representing the New Zealand Academy Level 2 and U18 teams in AFL, leading the Level 2 Haka and earning a best on ground accolade. He’s also been impressive playing in the AFL New Zealand…

18 May 4:06 PM 0 Read More...

Big stages for 2017 International Cup Grand Finals

The AFL has confirmed that the 2017 AFL International Cup men’s and women’s grand finals will be played as curtain-raisers to Round 22 AFL matches.

The men’s grand final will be played prior to the Collingwood-Geelong Cats match at the MCG while the women’s…

10 May 3:00 PM 0 Read More...

2017 AFLNZ Heritage Team

The AFL New Zealand Heritage Team has been selected for 2017, showing the depth of involvement New Zealanders have in AFL at the highest level.
 

The 2017 Heritage team boasts an exciting mix of established AFL stars such as Max Gawn from the Melbourne Football Club, West Coast Eagles…

10 May 11:58 AM 0 Read More...

U18 NZ Hawks Melbourne Tour Diary

The U18 NZ Hawks have recently returned from their tour to Melbourne where they played an Interleague side from the Mornington Peninsula Junior Football League. 

 

With 9 regions around New Zealand represented, one of the team values was to ‘Enjoy the Journey’ and along with playing the game, the…

09 May 4:09 PM 0 Read More...

Killarney Morey to descend on Adelaide to play in AFLW National Championships

AFL New Zealand Kahu Captain Killarney Morey will travel to Adelaide next week to represent Tasmania in the AFL Womens Under 18 National Championships.
 

AFL Female Football development Manager Jan Cooper came up with the idea in 2016 when she wanted to increase the development of young females playing…

04 May 9:32 AM 0 Read More...