Northland Sports Coalition proving its worth

The Northland Sports Coalition (NSC) was established in 2015 to create a forum of members (representing their sport regionally) which existed to collectively support, promote and advocate for the ongoing development of sport in Northland.
 

The plan was to have sport speaking and acting collectively and thereby strengthening engagement…

15 Jul 1:29 PM 0 Read More...

Central Allies, Eastern Allies name squads for AFLW U18 Championships

The combined Central Allies and Eastern Allies teams have been named ahead of next week’s round two of the NAB AFLW under-18 Championships.
 

Academy players Mia King and New Zealander Killarney Morey join five of their Tasmanian teammates in the Eastern Allies side, with the remainder of…

03 Jul 11:46 AM 0 Read More...

National Volunteer Week: Up and coming Umpire aims for the top

To celebrate National Volunteer week, AFL New Zealand will highlight a couple of key volunteers within the community who give up their time to help the game grow in Aotearoa.
 

Craig Varcoe is another former AFL player who has recently transitioned into umpiring.

Hailing from Christchurch, Craig is passionate…

20 Jun 3:48 PM 0 Read More...

AFL credentials to be tested

Killarney Morey will have to travel a bit further than expected for her sporting endeavours next month. That’s fine by her, though.
 

Instead of heading down the road to Invercargill, Australia’s sparkling Gold Coast will be her destination.

The 18-year-old student had originally been preparing…

19 Jun 3:07 PM 0 Read More...

National Volunteer Week: Stevens gives back to sport he loves

To celebrate National Volunteer week, AFL New Zealand will highlight a couple of key volunteers within the community who give up their time to help the game grow in Aotearoa.
 

Tim Stevens is New Zealand’s most qualified umpire and has been involved in a volunteer role within the…

19 Jun 2:37 PM 0 Read More...

Morey one step away from AFLW

NZ Kahu member Killarney Morey is just one step away from realising her dream of playing AFLW after being selected in the 2019 Eastern Allies squad for the U18 AFLW championships on the Gold Coast.
 

After impressing the selectors playing for Tasmania during round 1 of the Champs in…

18 Jun 3:45 PM 0 Read More...

Wellington KiwiKick tournament sees skills on display

The fifth edition of the Upper Valley Cluster AFL KiwiKick Tournament took place at Trentham Memorial Park in Upper Hutt, Wellington.
 

The Upper Hutt Kiwikick Cluster saw 12 teams from 8 Schools compete in the annual AFL KiwiKick Tournament.

Over 150 kids participated and the standard was high right…

12 Jun 4:12 PM 0 Read More...

Marshall to stay a Saint

Exciting St Kilda prospect Rowan Marshall is set to stay a Saint, signing a new three-year deal.
 

New Zealand born Marshall has emerged as one of the game’s most improved players in 2019, moving into the ruck and making the position his own at the Saints.

Of…

11 Jun 1:30 PM 0 Read More...

Clarke shines for Bombers in second game

2019 AFL New Zealand Heritage team member Dylan Clarke had a game to remember against Carlton over the weekend.
 

Clarke’s phone lit up with a text message on Friday night from Essendon assistant coach James Kelly.

“Do you want to start on Cripps this week?”

Clarke, who was…

04 Jun 11:06 AM 0 Read More...

Kahu duo set to swoop on AFLW National Champs

New Zealand Kahu, Jaimee Wyatt and Killarney Morey will travel to Sydney tomorrow morning to represent Tasmania at the 2019 AFL Women’s U18 National Championships.
 

The pair were selected on their performance when they played for Tasmania in the NAB League (Formerly TAC Cup) in April where they…

30 May 12:36 PM 0 Read More...

Female footy in Canterbury gaining momentum

Codes from across Canterbury and beyond have heard the call of Ngā Puna Wai; the city’s new sporting home that is a hub of diversity and ‘having a go.
 

Every Wednesday evening through winter, Canterbury Australian Rules Football holds training sessions on the inner field of the athletics…

24 May 9:59 AM 0 Read More...

Ballenden locks in Lions for 3 more years

The Brisbane Lions have invested in their youth by extending the contract of Connor Ballenden.
 

Ballenden is an integral player in the NEAFL’s undefeated side and is chasing his dream to make his AFL debut.

His contract has been extended with the Club until at least the end…

23 May 10:13 AM 0 Read More...