29 Jan 12:38 PM 0 Read More...

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...

Inaugural NZ Combine a success

The inaugural New Zealand Hawks AFL Combine wound up yesterday at the ASB Sports Centre in Wellington with some outstanding results from several attendees.

Boys aged from 14-18 were flown into Wellington from around the country with the intention of impressing recruiters from Australian AFL teams.

The boys were…

25 Jan 10:46 AM 0 Read More...

Australia v New Zealand this Saturday the 26th!

12 months ago the match played between the AIS/AFL Academy and New Zealand Hawks at Wellington’s Westpac Stadium initiated the first ever contest between Australian and New Zealand representative teams in the sport of AFL.

The victory to the Australian team was not the desired result for the…

19 Jan 1:44 PM 0 Read More...

New Zealand Hawks team to play AIS AFL Academy announced

The New Zealand Hawks team to play the visiting AIS AFL Academy side at Westpac Stadium on Saturday the 26th of January has been announced. Check out the programme below to see the full team list as well as the visitors.

The AIS team arrived today in Wellington from Australia…

19 Jan 1:13 PM 0 Read More...

National Combine Attendees announced

The New Zealand Hawks National Combine is to be held on Thursday the 24th of January at the ASB Indoor Stadium in Wellington. The combine will be just one part of a showcase week for AFL New Zealand, tying in with a Community Camp with St Kilda Football Club and…

18 Jan 2:06 PM 0 Read More...

Hawks commit to Shem Tatupu

HAWTHORN has strengthened its New Zealand ties, committing to listing rugby player Shem Tatupu as an international rookie this year.

Tatupu is not eligible to join the Hawks’ list until the end of 2013 but has agreed to a three-year contract following the draft, taking the 17-year-old…

09 Jan 9:31 PM 1 Read More...

St Kilda keen to make mark in Wellington

The St Kilda Saints will visit Wellington in January, and the AFL will place two fulltime staff in the city, as preparations step up for next year’s historic Anzac Day clash with the Sydney Swans.
The Westpac Stadium match will be the first time an AFL game has been…

18 Dec 10:26 PM 0 Read More...

AFL helps NZ7s to top spot

New Zealand Hawk Sam Dickson is one of the newest members of the New Zealand 7s team and recently used his AFL skills to help them to a win over France in the South Africa Sevens final. Watch from 1min 10s…

14 Dec 12:20 PM 0 Read More...

UPDATE: Kiwi Hawk spreading wings

UPDATE: HAWTHORN has committed to listing New Zealand prospect Kurt Heatherley as an international rookie when he becomes eligible at the end of next season.

The 17-year-old will join the club in a near full-time capacity in 2013, training alongside his future Hawks teammates at Waverley while…

22 Nov 1:35 PM 0 Read More...

CAFL GRAND FINAL - The underdogs turn the tables

Once the two easy beat teams of the league, they have now become powerhouse clubs, and just like a Geelong V Hawthorn game the encounters between the reigning premiers Mid Canterbury Eagles and the previous winners the Christchurch Bulldogs are hotly contested affairs.

The replay of last years Grand Final…

09 Nov 9:58 AM 0 Read More...