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…

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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…

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This Weekend, Junior SS NI Champs

The junior and secondary schools north island championship will be played this weekend, on the 10th of November. 17 teams from across the north island will come together at the Trusts Stadium in Waitakere to play for one of 3 divisions.

The games will kick off at 10:00am on…

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AFL look for long-term New Zealand growth

New Zealand is the next frontier for the AFL – in the short term and beyond. The AFL want to start attracting elite Kiwi sportsmen into the draft.

The league will make history on Anzac Day next year when St Kilda play Sydney in Wellington – the first match for premiership points…

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2012 AFLNZ Community Awards

The inaugural AFLNZ Community Awards were held on the 29th of September, AFL Grand Final Day. It was a casual and fun occasion attended by AFLNZ associates, staff and members of the wider AFLNZ community.

The awards are about recognising partners and associates and the collaborative efforts assisting with the…

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Saints on march for New Zealand talent

ST Kilda head of football Chris Pelchen believes New Zealand could field a stand-alone AFL team within 20 years.

With the Saints set to play the first international match for premiership points against Sydney in Wellington on Anzac Day next year, Pelchen is confident interest in the sport will…

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VAFA U18 v NZ Hawks U18 Tour Report

The Victorian Amateur Football Association continued its unbeaten record against the New Zealand Hawks with two wins over the Under 18’s in Wellington on the weekend.

This year saw an age shift for the NZ Hawks with the team previously fielding Under 20 teams against their competitors.  New challenges…

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