University score big in title defence as Magpies soar over Mt Roskill

The Auckland AFL season kicked off yesterday around the city with familiar faces and even some new ones as 6 clubs strive to become 2016 AAFL Premiers.
 

Back to back premiers, the University Blues got their 2016 campaign off to a great start with a win against the Pakuranga…

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Kiwi Hope stars in Women's All Star match

CENTURY goalkicker Moana Hope underlined why she achieved that feat this season with a brilliant performance for the Western Bulldogs in the AFL women’s All-Stars game on Saturday night. 
 
Hope booted six goals as an almost unstoppable spearhead for the Bulldogs in their 39-point win against…

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Kiwi Dustin Martin caps off stellar year with All - Australian nod

Richmond star Kiwi Dustin Martin has been selected in the 2016 All Australian team following the impressively high level of performance he maintained throughout this season.
 

It’s the first time Martin has been named in the prestigious line-up as he received his first All Australian blazer.

The…

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Kiwi Max Gawn named All - Australian Ruck

Kiwi MAX Gawn has capped off an impressive season with selection in the 2016 AFL All-Australian team.
 

The 24-year-old was named as ruckman among the league’s best 22 for the year.

Gawn, who played 22 games for the season and led the competition in hit…

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Excitement builds as Auckland AFL season returns for 2016

The Auckland AFL will kick off its first round this coming weekend when it returns for the 2016 season as keen AFL players across all six clubs prepare to lace up their boots.
 

The country’s biggest league will see defending back to back Premiers the University Blues, led…

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Kiwi Moana Hope first ever female to kick 100 goals in a season

Kiwi Moana Hope had all the motivation in the world to kick a historic 100th goal for the season.
 

Of the 50-odd family and friends to pile into cars and a 25-seater bus for the trip to Seaford on Sunday, none meant more to the St Kilda…

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Kurt presented with his own guernsey

Watch: Kurt Heatherley receives his Hawks jumper before his debut against Melbourne.

Kurt became the first born and bred Kiwi to play in the AFL when he made his debut for Hawthorn against Melbourne at the MCG on Saturday afternoon. He finished his debut game with 11 disposals, 6 kicks…

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Heatherley creates NZ History

History was made over the weekend when NEW ZEALANDER Kurt Heatherley became the first born and bred Kiwi to play in the AFL when he made his debut for Hawthorn against Melbourne at the MCG on Saturday afternoon.
 

The athletic 21-year-old key defender started his AFL foray…

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Gawn to the Max: Big Demon's incredible rise in the rankings

MAX Gawn began this season ranked as the 295th player in the AFL Player Ratings.
 

After the weekend’s game against Gold Coast, the Melbourne big man sits at No.19 in the competition – a rise of 276 places.

Gawn amassed 60 hit-outs against Gold Coast, three shy…

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When the Saints discovered Barclay Miller

Barclay Miller was first sighted during a regional basketball tournament on the south island of New Zealand. Little did he know, nestled in the stands was the astute mind of John Beveridge; a man who has spent more than three decades identifying the next generation and who has played a…

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Kiwi Moana Hope a pioneer in Women's Football

Underneath the tattoo sleeve, the soft voice and the mercurial skills, Kiwi Moana Hope is a fine footballer.
 

From a family rich in New Zealand heritage, Mo had footy in her blood, a passion she shared with her late father, Gary. However this didn’t always continue to be…

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AFL New Zealand Youth competition returns for 2016

AFL New Zealand is excited to announce the return of the Youth Competition commencing in October 2016. The return will mark the second year of the competition after a hugely successful competition in 2015.
 

The Youth Competition for boys and girls has been created to compliment the pathway for…

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