NZ Squad reduced to 30 ahead of ANZAC clash

The NZ senior squad to take on the Australian U17 Academy side has been reduced to 30 players ahead of their clash at Wesptac Stadium on April 24th.
 

Those involved in the squad who are not selected for the ANZAC campaign and fulfil the required criteria, will still have…

29 Mar 4:20 PM 0 Read More...

Former NZ Captain returns to the footy field

Former NZ Senior Captain Andrew Crighton will make his return to the footy field when he debuts for the Western Crows in the 2017 AFL New Zealand Premiership.
 

Following on from a horrific head injury in 2015, his Australian based career was cut short and there were doubts on whether…

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Further selections for NZ ANZAC and International Cup squads

Further additions have been made to the AFL New Zealand squads for the upcoming ANZAC and International Cup campaigns in April and August.
 

The New Zealand squad has been updated in preparation for the ANZAC and International Cup campaigns in 2017.

Brad Mavor (Canterbury), Jackson Clince (Auckland), Nick Bailey…

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Timaruvian George Read excels at AFL in Auckland

A chance encounter with Aussie rules practice in Dunedin has seen Timaru’s George Read make the wider New Zealand training squad.
 

Read was at Otago University when a friend took him along to a training, after he saw a group playing in a park.

After joining up Read…

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2017 National Combine to Showcase Best Athletes

The 2017 AFL New Zealand National Combine will take place on Friday April 21 at the ASB Sport Centre in Wellington and will test the best up and coming AFL players in the country.
 

The combine will be just one part of a showcase week for AFL New Zealand…

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The day Max Gawn became invincible

It’s hard to believe, but wind back two seasons and Max Gawn was a little-known ruckman fighting for his career.
 

Gawn has been recognised by his fellow players as the game’s No.1 ruckman, with the No.17 ranking in this year’s AFL Players’ Top…

09 Mar 10:52 AM 0 Read More...

NSW Independent Schools to return to NZ to take on AFLNZ Level 1 Academy

The AFLNZ Academy level 1 side will once again host a travelling team from the NSW Independent Schools programme in Wellington over the ANZAC weekend in April 2017.
 

The NZ tour comes off the back of a successful visit by a NSW Independent Schools representative team to NZ in…

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Funding support assists AFL development success

Through the assistance of Foundation North, AFL New Zealand has increased the exposure of the sport of AFL to New Zealanders.
 

Participants that have completed the AFL KiwiKick programmes over the past 7 years are now following the pathway through to play in the newly formed AFLNZ Youth Competition…

28 Feb 10:57 AM 0 Read More...

2017 NZ Senior Squads named for ANZAC clash and International Cup

AFL New Zealand has identified 50 athletes for wider squad selection for the New Zealand Senior team in 2017.
 

The two campaigns will include ANZAC to be played at Westpac Stadium on April 24th 2017 and the International Cup in Melbourne in August 2017. The two campaigns will see…

21 Feb 4:54 PM 0 Read More...

Brownlow medallist Simon Black to play for New Zealand

Former Brisbane Lions superstar Simon Black can add yet another significant achievement to his already impressive AFL resume when he takes the field with the New Zealand Squad to play against the Australian AFL Academy team at Wellingtons Westpac Stadium during the ANZAC weekend on April 24th 2017.
 

Black…

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New Zealand Kahu Youth Girls to play Mornington Peninsula

The NZ Kahu Youth Girls will play a 2 game series against the Mornington Peninsula BlueScope Steelers
 

This is the first time a team from Mornington Peninsula will travel to New Zealand and the League is looking forward to the 5 day trip. President of the region Andrew Souter…

20 Feb 5:36 PM 0 Read More...

AFL New Zealand Academy to play Mornington Peninsula

The Level 2 AFL New Zealand Hawks Academy will play a 2 game series against the Mornington Peninsula BlueScope Steelers from Victoria in Auckland over the ANZAC Day weekend.
 

This is the first time a team from Mornington Peninsula BlueScope Steelers will travel to New Zealand and the League…

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