Social Sport the key for Harbour Secondary Schools

The development of social sport and having fun playing AFL, have been the key driver behind AFL New Zealand’s Secondary School participation within the Harbour region. Thanks to a collaboration with Harbour Sport through KiwiSport the Secondary School project continues to focus on increasing activity in sport.
 

With…

24 Jan 9:40 AM 0 Read More...

2018 AFL New Zealand Premiership Fixture release

The 2018 AFL New Zealand Premiership is set for kick off in less than twenty days and AFL New Zealand has released the fixture for the upcoming national AFL competition. The nine round season begins on Sunday February 11th at QBE Stadium in Albany, Auckland.
 

The Northern Suns and…

23 Jan 1:20 PM 0 Read More...

Gawn aiming for 2018 finals

Larger than life Melbourne ruckman Max Gawn has put an injury-plagued season behind him and left his September schedule open.
 

After playing every game for the first time of his career two seasons ago, the 26-year-old big man spent nine matches on the sidelines in 2017…

23 Jan 11:30 AM 0 Read More...

McKenzie sets her sights on AFLW

Champion Kiwi Ironwoman Danielle McKenzie is determined to be the next sporting star to cross codes and join the growing AFLW.
 

McKenzie is the reigning New Zealand Ironwoman champion and took part in the Gold Coast Suns AFLW testing day last Saturday at Carrara Stadium ahead of the Suns…

23 Jan 10:43 AM 0 Read More...

Sustainability plays big part in Wellington KiwiSport project

Spanning over the last three years, the Wellington KiwiSport Primary School Project continues to increase the exposure of the sport of AFL in Wellington Primary Schools.
 

The support given by Sport Wellington has seen over 6300 students take part in the AFL KiwiKick Programme since the project was given…

22 Jan 7:16 PM 0 Read More...

Increased AFL opportunities for Wellington Secondary Schools

Sport Wellington with the support of KiwiSport funding has played a key role in the success of creating opportunities for Secondary Schools to take up AFL New Zealand programmes within the Wellington region.
 

Before commencement of the project, Secondary Schools approached AFL New Zealand to discuss the requirements, outcomes…

22 Jan 6:18 PM 0 Read More...

Tamaki Schools benefit from AFL KiwiKick

Through the support of Sport Auckland and Kiwisport, AFL New Zealand has delivered the AFL KiwiKick programme to over 1100 Primary and Intermediate School children within the Tamaki region in Auckland. AFL New Zealand will continue to promote and deliver on key outcomes that encourage children to live healthy lifestyles…

22 Jan 4:37 PM 0 Read More...

Harbour Intermediates get a taste of Multi Sport

In a new initiative, AFL New Zealand has recently teamed up with three Regional Sporting Organisations (North Harbour Hockey, North Harbour Volleyball and Skate) to lead a new KiwiSport project within the North Harbour region. The four sports determined the need for a significant focus on female participation and holiday…

22 Jan 3:36 PM 0 Read More...

Marley's motivation

AFL New Zealand Heritage team member Marley Williams will be using last year’s North Melbourne Best and Fairest count as inspiration and motivation in his second season at North Melbourne.
 

The defender led best and fairest count after the early rounds were tallied, before his back injury curtailed…

19 Jan 12:26 PM 0 Read More...

2018 AFLNZ Premiership Form Guide: Northern Suns

Our final team we take a look at is the 2017 runners up, the Northern Suns.
 

The Suns were in red hot form in the 2017 AFL New Zealand Premiership and were one win away from taking out the title. With key players such as Captain James Kusel, Jackson…

19 Jan 9:09 AM 0 Read More...

2018 AFLNZ Premiership Form Guide: Central Giants

Next up in the 2018 Premiership form guide is the new look Central Giants.
 

The Central Giants have finished in third position the last two seasons in the Premiership but were big winners during the 2017 AFL New Zealand National Draft. The Giants had two priority picks due to…

18 Jan 10:00 AM 0 Read More...

2018 Premiership Form Guide: Western Crows

Next up, we have the Western Crows.
 

The Inaugural Premiers in 2016, the Crows struggled in their second season and will look to make amends in 2018. With former New Zealand Captain and new Head Coach Andrew Crighton taking the reins, look for the Crows to play an exciting…

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