New Zealand kick off IC17 with big win over Nauru

New Zealand have made a strong start to their 2017 International campaign after defeating Nauru by 47 points at Royal Park in Melbourne on Sunday afternoon. 
 

In the last game of a busy day at Royal Park, a big crowd came to watch New Zealand (and especially the Haka…

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Electric atmosphere at International Cup launch

AFL players from across the globe filled Government House in Melbourne on Saturday morning, the unique noise and colours on show providing an electric atmosphere at the launch of the International Cup.
 

Almost 900 competitors toured the office and official residence of Victorian Governor and former AFL commissioner Linda…

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Mackie out to make most of opportunity

Otago AFL player Josh Mackie is just a mark and a hand ball away from playing on one of the world’s most hallowed sporting turfs.
 

But a cruel twist of fate has meant Otago team-mate Christian Blackie will not have the same chance.

Both players were selected…

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AFL International Cup to be streamed live online.

The 2017 AFL International Cup will be live streaming games throughout the competition in Melbourne.
 

All Round 1 – New Zealand vs Nauru (August 6th), Round 4 – New Zealand vs Ireland (August 15th) and Finals (August 18th or 19th) matches will be streamed via the AFL International Cup YouTube Channel…

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New Zealand well prepared for IC17

The New Zealand side returns to Melbourne in a few days with high hopes of lifting the 2017 International Cup.
 

The squad is made up of players from five regions across Aotearoa and includes nine Kiwi’s who are now playing in Australia based teams in Brisbane and Melbourne…

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Foundation North continues to make an impact

AFL New Zealand would like to thank Foundation North for their continued support in the development of AFL within New Zealand. The funding provided by the Trust directly assists the AFL New Zealand employment structure and leads to the leadership and structure required to impact on the initiatives highlighted below…

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AFL New Zealand Youth Competition enters its third year

AFL New Zealand is excited to announce the return of the Youth Competition commencing in October 2017. The return will mark the third year of the competition after two hugely successful competitions in the past two years.
 

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

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AFL KiwiKick in Wellington surging ahead

Moving into its final year, the Wellington KiwiSport Project continues to increase the exposure of the sport of AFL in Wellington Primary Schools.
 

The support given by Sport Wellington has already seen over 3300 students take part in the AFL KiwiKick Programme in its first year and adding another…

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KiwiSport bringing AFL to more Auckland Schools

Through the support of Sport Auckland and Kiwisport, AFL New Zealand is delivering AFL KiwiKick to over 3200 Primary and Intermediate School children within the Auckland region. AFL New Zealand will continue with these programmes, as they deliver on key outcomes that encourage children to live healthy lifestyles through sport…

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NZ to play Nauru, Canada, Fiji and Ireland at IC17

New Zealand will take on Nauru, Canada, Fiji and Ireland as they strive to run out on the MCG in the 2017 International Cup Grand Final in Melbourne.
 

For the first time the men’s fixture will be played across two divisions. Division One will play four matches against…

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Cameron Ilett leading the way in the NEAFL

Northern Territory Thunder and New Zealand champion Cameron Ilett has taken over the lead of the NEAFL MVP Award in the final round before voting becomes withheld from the public.
 

The 32-year-old veteran polled the maximum 10 votes for his pivotal role in NT Thunder’s 12…

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St Kilda elevate Kiwi Rowan Marshall to Senior List

The St Kilda Football Club has elevated 201cm Kiwi Rowan Marshall to their senior list under the AFL’s mid season promotion rules.
 

Born in Taranaki, the versatile key position player established himself in the Victorian Football League in 2016, playing 18 senior games where he was named in…

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