The U-18 Lightning Cup is one of the many initiatives undertaken by AFLNZ that will grow the sport in New Zealand. More than 50 of the best schoolboy footy players in the country converged on Wellington, eager to test and develop their skills.
The potential rewards for players at…
Porirua teenager Joe Baker-Thomas didn’t think he would be able to sleep last night after becoming the first Kiwi to receive an international rookie scholarship from St Kilda.
The 16-year-old hadn’t played a single game of AFL before this month but he caught the eye…
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The first game of the tournament was between the Giants, coached by Mick Coultard, and Shannon Wall’s Eagles. Both teams were looking to impress early, but it was the Eagles who dominated. They managed to keep possession early with clever kicks and…
Tony Ireland Stadium – Townsville, Friday 12th April
Day 5 was completed with a combined South Pacific Squad defeating a combined Indigenous Kickstart squad. It was a terrific finish to a fantastic week of football in Townsville.
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The 2013 South Pacific Squad will play against a Kickstart flying boomerang Indigenous squad Friday morning at 9am.
This squad of 30 players have been chosen out of the 3 competing sides as the initial squad to be cut to 25 players for the NAB AFL National U/16 championships…
Tony Ireland Stadium – Townsville, Wednesday 10th April
Day 3 saw a terrific game of football between Oceania and New Zealand. The rain was coming down and both teams played very well. In the end Oceania came out on top for their first win after a loss and 2 draws to…
Tony Ireland Stadium – Townsville, Tuesday 9th April
Day two saw Papua New Guinea play Oceania in an extremely close encounter that finished in a draw. PNG polish was evident all day but the Oceania side worked extremely hard and pressured PNG into mistakes and capitalised. Probably the game of the…
Tony Ireland Stadium – Townsville, Monday 8th April
The South Pacific Cup started today with three terrific games of football between Papua New Guinea, New Zealand & Oceania (Tonga, Vanuatu, Solomon Islands, Fiji, Nauru). PNG were in control of both of their games and look like the team to beat!
The New Zealand Hawks senior team will take part in a two match series against a South Pacific selection.
Game 1: Westpac Stadium 5.00pm Wellington April 25th 2014
The Hawks team last played in January at Wellingtons Westpac Stadium against the Australian AFL AIS Academy team. The New Zealanders…
The AFL New Zealand Under 18 National Championships will be held at Wellingtons Hutt Park on April 24th and April 25th 2014.
Some of the most talented young athletes from Northland to Otago have been identified through the Hawks Cup Secondary School competitions as well as testing combines conducted through…
The U16 NZ Hawks participated in the Oceania Cup in 2009, 2010 & 2011. The tournament has provided a great opportunity for New Zealand’s talented young athletes to showcase themselves in the hope of securing an AFL career. The results have been rewarding with International Scholarships presented to Rhys…
Wellington weather turned it on for the Inaugural AFLNZ U16 National Championships.
Results below. More photos can be viewed here.
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