Barrett reveals AFL temptations

Beauden Barrett has revealed he nearly gave up the game to switch to AFL.
 

The All Blacks and Hurricanes playmaker, whose blinding speed and pinpoint boot are traits prized in AFL, may have had a very different sporting career if he had made the decision to move from New…

11 Jul 10:26 AM 0 Read More...

North Harbour Sport funds two new AFL KiwiKick projects

Two brand new AFL KiwiKick projects have been given the green light through Kiwisport funding and Harbour Sport.
 

The 4×4 project and the Sport Collaboration project were successful in the latest funding round and will give the opportunity to North Harbour Primary and Intermediate School kids to participate in…

28 Jun 12:28 PM 0 Read More...

AFL KiwiKick in Wellington on the rise

It has been a busy year for AFL in the nation’s capital. AFL New Zealand has been busy delivering the AFL KiwiKick programme to Primary School students in the region. The sport of AFL is thriving and thanks to the support given by Sport Wellington, it will only become…

17 Jun 12:42 PM 0 Read More...

Record number of Schools turn out for Wellington KiwiKick Tournaments

A record number of Primary Schools across the Wellington region have turned out to participate in three separate AFL KiwiKick tournaments.
 

 

Lower Hutt Western Zone AFL KiwiKick Tournament

Students from Kelson Primary, Korokoro School, Normandale School (3 teams) and Maungaraki School (2 teams) gathered at Hutt Park in Seaview…

17 Jun 12:28 PM 0 Read More...

Eight teams named for inaugural women's league

The AFL yesterday officially announced the 8 teams that were granted licences to participate in the Inaugural AFL Women’s league starting in 2017. 
 

Traditional heavyweights Carlton and Collingwood join Melbourne and the Western Bulldogs as the Victorian contingent in the first year of the AFL national women’s…

16 Jun 9:09 AM 0 Read More...

Gawn named best on ground in Queens Birthday clash

NEALE Daniher Trophy winner Max Gawn says his best-on-ground performance in Melbourne’s 46-point win over Collingwood at the MCG on Queen’s Birthday was not his typical display.
 

Gawn, who had a career-best 27 disposals, won 31 hit outs and kicked three goals, said…

14 Jun 12:54 PM 0 Read More...

Kiwi Heritage players performing among the best in AFL

At the halfway mark of the AFL season, players are putting their hands up for a spot in the prestigious Team of the year which is announced at the culmination of the AFL season.
 

We take a look at some of the players with New Zealand heritage who have…

13 Jun 2:23 PM 0 Read More...

Counties kids get a kick out of AFL

Thousands of children from around the Counties Manukau region have taken part in AFL, thanks to a partnership between AFL New Zealand and Counties Manukau Sport.
 

The Regional Sporting Trust has supported a number of projects that has seen children undertake six sessions of fundamental movement skills coaching followed…

07 Jun 4:06 PM 0 Read More...

Big Max making his mark at Melbourne

Max Gawn is tall. Very tall (208 centimetres). He looks like the middle third of his body was fed through a roller and elongated. He has a lumberjack beard and greyish-green eyes that are friendly but also watchful.
 

The 24-year-old who has New Zealand heritage through…

07 Jun 1:12 PM 0 Read More...

St Kilda want two 2018 games in Auckland

St Kilda’s international push into New Zealand has ramped up again with the club pushing to play up to two games in Auckland in 2018.
 

A contingent of government, tourism and stadium officials from Auckland will hold  talks with the Saints and the AFL in Melbourne later this…

01 Jun 10:33 AM 0 Read More...

Richmond Tigers Kiwi midfielder in career best form

Richmond Tigers Kiwi star Dustin Martin is in career-best form according to his coach, but he looms as a scary prospect with Damien Hardwick tipping the midfielder to reach even bigger heights.
 

The 24-year-old who has Maori heritage through his father, was dominant in the 38…

30 May 1:55 PM 0 Read More...

Kiwi Savage reaches 100 game milestone

Shane Savage reaches the 100-game milestone this weekend as a player on the rise, a player who has gone from strength to strength across the last year to become a critical component of St Kilda’s ball movement chain. But it wasn’t always like this for the former…

27 May 10:52 AM 0 Read More...