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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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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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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Auckland Youth competition on the move

The 2018 Auckland Youth competition will be based at Unitec in Mt Albert after AFL New Zealand recently partnered with the Tertiary Institution to provide a new centrally based venue to cater for inclusion and growth of the competition.
 

The 8 week competition which begins at the end of…

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Gawn shaping to be favourite for Brownlow Medal

Not since Matthew Richardson (Richmond) finished narrowly behind Adam Cooney (Western Bulldogs) in 2008 will there be as much universal investment in one man as there will be at this year’s Brownlow Medal.
 

That man is, of course, Melbourne ruckman Max Gawn.

After producing another dominant display on…

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2018 Youth Competition introduces new locations, age groups

AFL New Zealand is excited to announce the return of the Youth Competition commencing in October 2018. 
 

Now in its fourth year, AFL New Zealand has announced that Christchurch will be included as the third venue around the country as AFL in New Zealand continues to grow.

In addition…

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Canterbury AFL rally together to support community

The second annual International Rules game between the Canterbury AFL (CAFL) and Gaelic Athletics Association (GAA) next Friday night will carry special significance as the two leagues rally together in support of Paige Jury-Lynn.
 

The match will serve as a fundraiser for six-year-old cancer patient Jury…

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Gun midfielder signs on for IC 2020

New Zealand midfielder Ben Hick has joined the ever growing list of 2017 Senior players committing to be apart of the 2020 AFL International Cup in Melbourne.
 

Ben made his debut at the 2017 tournament after having been involved in the AFL New Zealand High Performance Programme for ten…

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McKenzie to give International Cup one more crack

New Zealand Senior Vice Captain Samuel McKenzie has joined Andy Howison in committing to be apart of the 2020 AFL International Cup in Melbourne, Australia.  
 

Sam is a regular in the New Zealand national side and played in his second AFL International Cup in August 2017.

After spending his…

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