AFLNZ Premiership brings exciting changes for 2019 season

The fourth edition of the AFL New Zealand Premiership will commence the new season on February 17th 2019.
 

Four teams will compete in the Premiership Season based at North Harbour Stadium on Auckland’s North Shore with a 9 round schedule culminating in late April.

The AFL New Zealand…

04 Sep 2:26 PM 0 Read More...

Footy moves to the iconic Hagley Park

A new AFL venue has been secured in Christchurch at the iconic Hagley Park.
 

The oval at the North end of the park will host its inaugural fixture this Saturday September 8th featuring a double header incorporating Round 3 of the Canterbury AFL.

The Canterbury AFL (CAFL) Committee lead…

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Hornets and Magpies play out thrilling draw as Saints upset the Premiers

The North Shore Tigers have stumbled in their first outing in the 2018 Auckland AFL season as the Mt Roskill Saints have upset the reigning premiers by 26 points in a wet and windy game at War Memorial Park.
 

It was a thrilling finish at Howick as they snatched…

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2019 NZ U18 wider squad announced

A wider NZ U18 squad has been announced in preparation for their 2019 tour to Melbourne, Australia where they will play two games against a Mornington Peninsula Interleague side and a local Secondary School from the region.
 

Cantabrian Izaak Williams has been announced as the Head Coach and will…

03 Sep 3:47 PM 0 Read More...

NZ Kahu Youth Girls to host Port Adelaide Women's Academy

The Port Adelaide Women’s Indigenous Academy will tour New Zealand in November this year culminating in a game against the New Zealand Kahu Youth Girls at QBE Stadium.
 

The trip follows the successful tour of the Boy’s Indigenous Academy trip in December last year.

The tour will…

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AFL Finals: Broadcast Schedule Week 1

The 2018 AFL Finals are here and after a fascinating regular season, we couldn’t be more excited.
 

Richmond have been the dominant side in the competition all season long and they are clear favourites to claim back-to-back premierships, but they face a tough qualifying final challenge…

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2018 AFL Team of the Year announced

Sydney superstar Lance Franklin has capped his eighth selection in the AFL All Australian side by being named captain of the 2018 team.
 

Franklin’s selection meant the forward joined an illustrious group to be named in eight All Australian teams, alongside Robert Harvey, Mark Ricciuto and Gary Ablett…

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Umpires Programme Steps Up

As the 2019 AFL New Zealand Premiership season closes in, AFL New Zealand will commence work on revitalising the Umpire pathway and the benefits it offers to current umpires as well as the recruitment of those who are new to the game.
 

The appointment of a National Umpires Convenor…

29 Aug 2:12 PM 0 Read More...

Record-breaking ruckman crowned AFLCA champion

Melbourne ruckman Max Gawn has flown home to claim the 2018 Shadforth Financial Group AFL Coaches Association Player of the Year Award, pipping Carlton star Patrick Cripps and Hawthorn ball magnet Tom Mitchell for the prestigious award.
 

Gawn came from seven votes down at the end of round 21…

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Tigers on the hunt as Auckland AFL prepares to kick off

The highly anticipated 2018 Auckland AFL season will kick off on Sunday September 2nd and is looming to be one of the closest competitions in the leagues history.
 

Reigning Premiers, the North Shore Tigers ended a nine year Premiership drought after defeating the Waitakere Magpies in the 2017 Grand…

27 Aug 10:07 AM 0 Read More...

NRL's Kiwi-bred prodigy Kalyn Ponga nearly defected to AFL

Fast-emerging Knights superstar Kalyn Ponga came very close to quitting rugby league – and for the AFL, not rugby union.
 

While there were denials at the time from all involved, Ponga – who has Māori heritage and a “proud Kiwi” dad, but was born and raised in Australia – had…

24 Aug 12:14 PM 0 Read More...

Mo's new hope

Moana Hope has found her home at North Melbourne. 
 

The former Collingwood marquee forward detailed to AFL.com.au the difficulties she faced in the first two NAB AFL Women’s seasons, including a knee injury that hampered her first year, and more debilitating, dealing with anxiety and depression…

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