Kiwis selected to represent South Pacific

A group of the best young AFL players from New Zealand have been selected to represent the South Pacific at the NAB U16 Australian Championships in Queensland.
The honour comes after strong performances in the South Pacific Cup, held in April.

Te Kopa Tipene-Thomas, who captained the New Zealand…

10 Jun 2:02 PM 0 Read More...

Kiwi Kurt Heatherley's AFL debut "inevitable"

THE DEBUT of a New Zealand AFL player is considered inevitable and could happen in the next two months, with the League’s push across the Tasman set to go into overdrive when it occurs.
 

There are six Kiwis on AFL deals, with Hawthorn rookie Kurt Heatherley the most…

09 Jun 10:23 AM 0 Read More...

Video - U16 NZ Hawks vs Oceania

Watch the Under 16 New Zealand Hawks take on Oceania from April 2014.

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09 Jun 9:39 AM 0 Read More...

St Kilda's Kiwi Scholarship Holders Thriving

The St Kilda Saints have two young Kiwi International Scholarship holders on their books, and both are flourishing through AFL.
Joe Baker Thomas was signed during ANZAC Week last year, and Giovanni Mountain Silbery signed after impressing recruiters at the AFL New Zealand National Combine.

St Kilda development coach Paul…

06 Jun 11:00 AM 0 Read More...

AFLNZ establishes new sport in Northland

AFL has become part of the sporting landscape in Northland, due to a successful Play AFL Project undertaken by AFL New Zealand.
The Northland Play AFL Project was supported by Sport Northland, and involved the delivery of high quality programmes to students across the region.

The AFL KiwiKick programme, which…

05 Jun 11:01 AM 0 Read More...

NZ Hawks a step closer to International Cup

The Senior New Zealand Hawks have taken an important step towards the 2014 International Cup, with the wider training squad for the tournament being selected.
The New Zealand Hawks will be led by Head Coach Justin Davies, who was recently named AFL New Zealand Coach of the Year at the…

23 May 4:30 PM 0 Read More...

Rapid Rise of Joe Baker-Thomas Shown by Nomination

The rapid rise of Joe Baker-Thomas through AFL has been capped off by his nomination for the Wellington City Council Emerging Sportsman of the Year Award in the Dominion Post Wellington Sportsperson of the Year Awards.
The nomination comes at the end of an incredible year for the young…

16 May 1:15 PM 0 Read More...

U18 NZ Hawks Wider Training Squad Named

An exciting group of young AFL players are closer to their dream of representing New Zealand, with the Under 18 New Zealand Hawks wider training squad being named.
 

The wider training squad is packed with players who will be looking to impress the selectors, in order to be named…

12 May 1:40 PM 0 Read More...

New NZ Hawks Guernsey for International Cup

The New Zealand Hawks are set to run out at the International Cup 2014 wearing a brand new guernsey.
The guernseys are being released as part of the build-up to the 2014 International Cup campaign, set to take place in August this year. The guernseys will be worn for…

09 May 6:06 PM 0 Read More...

Under 18 National Championships Review

Amid the spectacular events surrounding ANZAC Week in Wellington, the top young AFL players in New Zealand were playing in their own tournament.
The Under 18 National Championships were held at Hutt Park over the 24th and 25th of April, and featured impressive young players from around the country.

Sorted…

30 Apr 10:43 AM 0 Read More...

NZ Hawks fight back to tie ANZAC series

The New Zealand Hawks have taken their revenge on the South Pacific, squaring the series with a big win at Hutt Park.
After losing the first match at Westpac Stadium, the New Zealand Hawks were desperate to reassert their authority over the younger South Pacific side.

They did so thanks…

28 Apr 11:37 AM 0 Read More...

Successes celebrated at AFLNZ High Performance Awards

The successes of participants in the AFL New Zealand High Performance programme were recognised at the AFL New Zealand High Performance Awards.
Held on the eve of ANZAC Day at the Macs Function Centre in Wellington, the awards were a celebration of the hard work and commitment shown by participants…

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