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...

Level 2 Academy and MPJFL showcase their skills in Wellington

The AFL New Zealand Level 2 Academy hosted the Mornington Peninsula BlueScope Steelers in a 2 match series in Wellington over ANZAC weekend.
 

The Level 2 side was coached by Auckland based Dave Abetz and with a new batch of young talented players, the side was looking to develop…

02 May 1:53 PM 0 Read More...

2017 High Performance Award winners

The annual AFL New Zealand High Performance Awards took place at the Mac’s Function Centre on Wellington’s Waterfront.
 

With over 250 guests in attendance, the night was a celebration for all things AFL in New Zealand.

Congratulations to the following award winners for 2017.

 

Rising Star…

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Strong NZ Hawks U18 squad announced to tour Melbourne

The Under 18 New Zealand Hawks will tour to Melbourne, Australia to play a Mornington Peninsula Interleague side from May 3rd -7th.
 

This is the second time the U18 New Zealand Hawks have travelled over to Australia and follows on from the Mornington Peninsula Junior Football League’s tour…

01 May 1:46 PM 0 Read More...

History as NZ Kahu win first ever series

The AFL New Zealand Kahu Youth Girls created history earlier in the week in Wellington as they not only won their first ever game but completed a 2 match series win over the Mornington Peninsula Youth Girls at Hutt Park in Wellington. 
 

Both games were played in brilliant conditions…

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