Australian Youth Girls and VAFA Tour preview

The Australian Youth Girls and the U-18 Victorian Amateur Football Association teams will soon arrive in New Zealand for what is set to be a magnificent tour. AFL New Zealand warmly welcomes the teams, and wish them the best of luck for the matches.

The U-18 New Zealand…

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AFL New Zealand Community Awards 2013

AFL New Zealand have hosted in conjunction with the 2013 AFL Grand Final, an annual Community Awards function at the AUT Millennium Institute in Mairangi Bay. The event was a fantastic chance to recognise and thank the many people and partner organisations that have contributed to the success of AFL…

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Talented Kiwi teen thriving through AFL

Jumping Joe Baker-Thomas’ mates were playing rugby yesterday, he was practising AFL.
The Porirua teenager’s life changed in April when he was handed a surprise international rookie scholarship with Wellington’s adopted club St Kilda.

He had barely kicked a Sherrin in anger before that but the club…

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U-18 Kahus Preparing to Break New Ground

AFL New Zealand is proud to announce a new pathway in High Performance sport for women. The New Zealand Kahus will be the first ever Women’s team to represent New Zealand at AFL.
The pathway to the New Zealand Kahus begins at age group level. The first opportunity is…

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AFLNZ excited for upcoming VAFA tour

Excitement is building for the upcoming VAFA Under 18 Tour to New Zealand. The Victorian Amateur Football Association will send a team to take on the Under-18 New Zealand Hawks in two matches in Auckland.
The Under-18 New Zealand Hawks are currently in the process of selecting their…

19 Aug 10:25 AM 0 Read More...

Nelson teenager taking a punt on AFL

Story by Natalie Cyra of the Nelson Mail

MacKenzie Haugh is within kicking distance of realising his dream of becoming a professional athlete.

The 17-year-old Nelson College student was named in the New Zealand under-18 AFL squad of 30 to play a Victorian side in October.

The…

16 Aug 3:03 PM 0 Read More...

Joe Baker-Thomas begins training with St Kilda

Porirua teenager Joe Baker-Thomas recently visited Melbourne for intensive training and initiation into the rigours of the AFL. The young man was selected by the St Kilda Saints as their first ever New Zealand scholarship holder in April. Baker-Thomas was noticed by the St Kilda Saints at an…

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Shem Tatupu up for the challenge at Hawthorn

IT’S HARD to imagine what it’s like for a 17 year old coming to a new country to play a game so foreign to him, particularly when it’s a game Australians have all grown up watching and playing since they were kids.
But that’s the challenge…

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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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NAB AFL National U16 Championships Underway

NAB AFL National Under 16 Championships have started with 8 New Zealand boys representing in the U16 South Pacific Side.
Kade Riddell, Ben Middleton, Kieran Brunel, Stormy Reti, Te Rei Clark, Walter Fifita (pictured above), Siope Ngata, Tevita Misiloi

All NZ players were selected from the AFL NZ High Performance…

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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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