Hibiscus Coast Schools get a taste for AFL KiwiKick

Five Primary Schools on the Hibiscus Coast have been involved in structured coaching programmes involving the delivery of sport to children between the ages of 5 to 13 by eight Regional Sporting Organisations. AFL New Zealand has taken on the leadership role for the project with a highly collaborative approach…

25 Jul 3:21 PM 0 Read More...

AFL Kicks Goals in Northland

AFL New Zealand is currently providing a selection of sports development programmes in the Northland region. The project commenced December last year with over 1000 students participating in the new sport of AFL.
The funding for AFL KiwiKick and the AFL Pathway project is provided directly by Sport Northland, through…

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AFLNZ names New Zealand Heritage Team

AFL New Zealand has honoured the talents of current players with New Zealand heritage within the AFL. The AFL New Zealand Heritage Team comprises the best 22 players who are either born in New Zealand, or have New Zealander parentage.
The squad included some superstars of the game including Karmichael…

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Schwass and Black make AFL Multicultural Team

THE AFL/VFL’s best 22 multicultural players since 1896 have been selected in the first Australia Post Multicultural Team of Champions.
Some of the game’s best-known international stars, including three current players and one coach, were announced in the team as part of Multicultural Round celebrations.

A…

18 Jul 1:57 PM 0 Read More...

Kiwis shine at Australian National U-16 Champs

New Zealanders performed well at the NAB Australian National Under 16 Championships. Representing South Pacific, New Zealander players showed they are constantly improving, and could be in contention for coveted international scholarships.

Te Rei Clark of Whangarei Boys High School is one such Kiwi who is making his mark on…

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Hawthorn scholarship holder Siope Ngata shines at NAB U16 Champs

Round 2 saw the South Pacific take on the World XVIII.
The South Pacific team fought very hard all day. Never giving up and took some huge steps forward in their development and learning of the game. A galant effort for the only team at the tournament learning their football…

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Nathan van Berlo's Kiwi Roots

AFL Multicultural Round celebrates ‘Many Cultures, One Game’. Round 16 of the Toyota AFL Premiership season will recognise our game’s cultural diversity, highlighting the contribution multicultural communities have historically made to Australia’s game, as well as the community engagement initiatives currently being undertaken by the AFL industry.

Crows…

12 Jul 10:42 AM 0 Read More...

Sommet Sports channel now live

New Zealand’s only free-to-air sports channel kicked off on televisions last night, with a game plan to provide fans with free internet sports streaming soon to follow.
Available through Freeview on Channel 14, consumers will also be able to access streamed content via the internet.

“Although many…

12 Jul 10:38 AM 0 Read More...

2014 International Cup dates confirmed

The AFL is pleased to announce the 2014 International Cup will be held in Melbourne from Saturday August 9 to Saturday August 23 2014.
The fifth International Cup carnival will include two AFL curtain-raiser matches, matches played at AFL and VFL venues, a men’s and women’s competition…

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Kauri Park School AFL KiwiKick Programme

Term 2 2013 will be an exciting time at Kauri Park School. AFL KiwiKick is back for another year as part of phase two of the Beachaven Birkdale Kiwisport Project.
The first two sessions of a six session programme have now been completed, and enthusiasm is high for the next…

17 Jun 11:09 AM 0 Read More...

NZ Hawks U18 Training Squad

The Wider U18 NZ Hawks Squad 2013 has been selected.
The Squad has been selected through the AFLNZ Combine Programme, NZ Hawks High Performance Programme as well as participation in the AFLNZ U18 National Championships held in Wellington.

The Squad commences regional training in late August in preparation to be…

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League star Tony Tatupu's son soars

With a Sherrin wedged under his right bicep and sporting Hawthorn’s team colours, Shem Tatupu, a year 13 student at St Peters College in Mt Eden, Auckland, sets off on a primary school visit in Melbourne – an exercise in winning young hearts and minds.
Not that the kids need…

06 May 2:48 PM 0 Read More...