AFL Fixture revealed

The AFL has unveiled a new timeslot – 6.05pm Sunday evening – in its return batch of matches for the 2020 season.
 

Rounds two to five of the season, suspended after round one due to the COVID-19 pandemic, were publicly released Monday afternoon.

One of the most anticipated matches…

25 May 3:26 PM 0 Read More...

Black to join the greats in AFL Hall of Fame

On the football field, Simon Black had a knack for being in the right place at the right time.
 

The Brisbane Lions’ games record holder’s timing and placement were so impeccable, it seemed as if he was able to predict what about to unfold and be in place…

22 May 12:09 PM 0 Read More...

COVID-19 and the AFL Community

Covid 19 has had a drastic impact on elements of life and that includes our communities common thread, the sport and recreation sector.
 

The advice provided from key organisations including the New Zealand Government and Sport New Zealand has been regular and timely and has accentuated the important elements…

18 May 10:59 AM 0 Read More...

AFL to return on June 11

The AFL has announced that the 2020 Toyota AFL Premiership season will resume on Thursday, June 11. 
 

Players and football department officials will return to clubs on today, with clubs completing a 3.5 week training block before matches officially restart.

Clubs will initially train in maximum groups of…

18 May 8:21 AM 0 Read More...

Kiwis in the AFL: Tall Lion shines in 2020 and sets the standard for young aspiring footballers

Jesse Tawhiao-Wardlaw has had an unbelievable second AFLW season with the Brisbane Lions.
 

The tall forward dominated this year in the AFLW, helping Brisbane to yet another finals series.

The 20-year-old who is orgiinally from Ashburton, thrived in the forward line where she was dangerous in…

05 May 12:40 PM 0 Read More...

Kiwis in the AFL: Williams thriving on a second chance at North Melbourne

Marley Williams football career is flourishing at the North Melbourne footy club.
 

Marley Williams was born in Albany, Western Australia and is of Maori decent from his father who previously lived in Wagin as a teenager.

Marley Was drafted in 2012 to the Collingwood Football Club through the rookie…

04 May 12:44 PM 0 Read More...

Kiwis in the AFL: Former Brisbane defender playing key role for West Coast

McKenzie Dowrick was one of the first signings for the newly formed West Coast Eagles in the AFLW after playing for the Brisbane Lions in her debut season.
 

Dowrick was a key signing for the new AFLW club in the west. The defender has excellent skills and kicking ability…

04 May 12:24 PM 0 Read More...

Kiwis in the AFL: North Melbourne superstar named All Australian for the second time

Jasmine Garner is leading by example at her second club with standout performances.
 

Garner will go down in history as not only one of the top players in the league, but the first person to kick a goal in AFLW when she kicked the opening goal of the very…

01 May 12:00 PM 0 Read More...

Kiwis in the AFL: Gawn in a league of his own

Max Gawn is the Melbourne Demons newly appointed Captain who leads the way with his skill, dedication, hard work and ruckwork.
 

The 208cm giant, who’s parents migrated from Greymouth on the West Coast of New Zealand to Australia, is a regular in the AFL New Zealand Heritage Team…

01 May 10:02 AM 0 Read More...

Kiwis in the AFL: Saints young gun exceeding all expectations at the highest level

Rowan Marshall is thriving after his breakout season in 2019 with the St Kilda Football Club.
 

New Zealand born Rowan Marshall has surprised a lot of footy people with his outstanding 2019 season with St Kilda, playing 20 games as the club’s number one ruckman.

The 202cm tall…

30 Apr 10:05 AM 0 Read More...

2020 AFL New Zealand Men's Player of the Year announced

The AFL New Zealand High Performance Awards recognise, acknowledge and celebrate the very best in athletes, coaches, officials, administrators and volunteers and what they offer to the development of AFL in Aotearoa.
 

The scheduling of the awards for its eighth year was due to take place on April 4th…

28 Apr 3:08 PM 0 Read More...

A change of guard in Canterbury

The Canterbury AFL have recently held their AGM via a virtual meeting which has seen a change in the league’s President for the first time in 4 years.
 

Craig Varcoe has been voted in as the new President of Canterbury AFL during their 2020 AGM on Thursday 23rd…

28 Apr 2:15 PM 0 Read More...