South Pacific Cup Results Day 1

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!

Game…

09 Apr 4:34 PM 0 Read More...

New Zealand Hawks v South Pacific

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…

07 Apr 10:28 PM 0 Read More...

Under 18 National Championships

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…

07 Apr 10:10 PM 0 Read More...

2013 NZ Hawks Under 16 Team Announced

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…

04 Apr 12:26 AM 0 Read More...

RESULTS: AFLNZ U16 Championships

Wellington weather turned it on for the Inaugural AFLNZ U16 National Championships.
Results below. More photos can be viewed here.

 

 

Game 1

Team
Goals
Behinds
Full Time Score

Giants
9
7
61

Eagles
5
3
33

 
Game 2

Team
Goals
Behinds
Full Time Score

Suns
5
9…

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AFLNZ U16 National Championships 2013

Wellington will once again be AFL central in New Zealand this weekend with Under 16 players coming together from around the country to play in the AFLNZ U16 National Championships.
The cream of New Zealands under 16 talent, identified by AFLNZ talent scouts, have been organised into regional teams to…

22 Mar 12:07 PM 0 Read More...

Hawks turn their sights to NZ as a happy hunting ground

Hawthorn is looking to our side of the Tasman for teenage rookies.
THE AFL will play the first game in New Zealand for premiership points this year, but for four years Hawthorn has been steadily mining Kiwi talent.

While St Kilda will pioneer games in New Zealand, Hawthorn has been…

27 Feb 10:35 PM 0 Read More...

Melbourne Demons sign Maia Westrupp

The Melbourne Demons have signed their first international scholarship player, claiming  Maia Westrupp of Whakatane.

Formerly a New Zealand junior volleyballer and tennis representative, and regional rugby player, the 18 year-old was identified by new national recruiting manager Jason Taylor during his recent AIS trip to New Zealand.

Watch…

13 Feb 8:38 AM 0 Read More...

Hawks sign Siope Ngata

HAWTHORN has added to its crop of International Scholarship holders by signing promising 15 year old Kiwi youngster, Siope Ngata.

Known for his athletic ability and sideways movement, Ngata caught the eye of Hawks recruiters during testing in New Zealand, where the two attributes shone.

An accomplished athlete, Ngata won…

31 Jan 10:46 AM 0 Read More...
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AFL 'not trying to take over New Zealand'

THE AFL isn’t trying to compete head-on with rugby union and league for talent in New Zealand, national talent manager Kevin Sheehan says.

Singing a remarkably similar tune to the code’s western Sydney songsheet, Sheehan says the AFL is just looking to provide another choice for talented…

26 Jan 8:31 AM 0 Read More...

Aussie Rules spreads wings

Had it been in Melbourne there would have been nothing out of the ordinary about the scene at ASB Arena yesterday.

Excited talent scouts, three testing stations, a bunch of St Kilda’s AFL stars and 40 young hopefuls punching and kicking red Sherrin balls.

Thick Aussie twangs extolled the…

25 Jan 11:43 AM 0 Read More...