AFL covering big ground in Counties Manukau

AFL New Zealand in partnership with Counties Manukau Sport continues to improve its standing in the South Auckland region. The KiwiSport project currently underway, focuses on providing new opportunities for Secondary School students to play organised sport. 
 

With an increased focus on female participation, the AFL New Zealand pathway…

11 Jul 4:20 PM 0 Read More...

Female participation on the rise in North Harbour

Female participation is going from strength to strength in the Harbour region thanks to a Secondary School KiwiSport project focussing on increasing activity in sport.
 

The project is being delivered by AFL New Zealand and is in partnership with Harbour Sport. Five Schools, Rosmini College, Carmel College, Kingsway School…

10 Jul 1:44 PM 0 Read More...

AFL gaining momentum at Glendowie College

AFL is gaining momentum as a sport at Glendowie College in Auckland’s Eastern Suburbs after completing two AFL New Zealand Secondary School programmes over the past twelve months.  
 

The project is part of the KiwiSport initiative and is in partnership with Sport Auckland. AFL New Zealand continues to…

05 Jul 12:01 PM 0 Read More...

AFLW show support to victorious NZ Kahu Youth Girls

The AFLW and Nike have provided the victorious 2017 AFL New Zealand Kahu Youth Girls who competed in the inaugural AFLNZ Women’s Combine with a new pair of football boots for the upcoming AFLNZ Youth season.
 

The Kahu Youth Girls created history earlier in the year in Wellington…

28 Jun 3:54 PM 0 Read More...

Kiwi reaches 250th game milestone

In this history making year for women’s football, UNSW Eastern Suburbs Stingray, Lisa ‘Kiwi’ Roper has created her own piece of history in AFL Sydney.
 

Last weekend, Roper reached her 250th game when the Stingrays took on Macquarie University.

Retiring from soccer after 20 years in the game…

23 Jun 10:36 AM 0 Read More...

AFLX on its way

THE AFL is planning to launch its version of cricket’s Twenty20, with a series of matches involving non-finalists in September this year.
 
Under the proposal, the Saturday after round 23 – when the top eight teams are given the bye – would be set aside to launch AFLX, a…

22 Jun 11:31 AM 0 Read More...

Record number of Schools turn out for Wellington KiwiKick Tournament

A record number of Schools recently attended the Upper Valley Cluster Tournament in Wellington making it the biggest KiwiKick Tournament that Wellington has seen.  
 

The Upper Valley Cluster Tournament was into its fourth year and this was the biggest tournament yet, eclipsing 2016.

15 teams from 11 schools attended…

21 Jun 2:16 PM 0 Read More...

New Zealand squad for 2017 International Cup

The New Zealand National side are expected to be a major force at the 2017 International Cup, after the naming of a strong touring squad.
 

Stocked with experienced players, and rounded out by energetic and talented newcomers, the New Zealand squad is balanced and versatile.

The International Cup will…

15 Jun 1:28 PM 0 Read More...

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...