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…

25 Apr 3:03 PM 0 Read More...

NZ Hawks to defend South Pacific series record

An exciting series of matches will be running in conjunction with the ANZAC Day AFL clash. The New Zealand Hawks will be taking on the South Pacific Nations.
The two match series will be the 2nd time the two teams have met, after a two match series last year that…

22 Apr 6:23 PM 0 Read More...

New Zealanders score win in South Pacific team

New Zealand Hawks players were involved in a combined South Pacific Nations team that scored a handy win over the AFL Flying Boomerangs, to round out the South Pacific Cup.

The South Pacific side, selected after the round robin tournament, included some of the leading Under 16 players from around…

19 Apr 3:00 PM 0 Read More...

Strong performances at South Pacific Cup

The New Zealand Hawks have acquitted themselves well against highly skilled and strong opposition at the South Pacific Cup.
While the results may not have gone the way of the Hawks, there was plenty of promise shown by the players to excite the New Zealand coaching staff.

In the first…

16 Apr 9:57 AM 0 Read More...