U16 NZ Hawks tour of Australia underway

The U16 New Zealand Hawks departed yesterday to compete in the South Pacific Cup, to be held in Coffs Harbour, NSW.

The young men will be representing their country against teams of a high calibre, including an Oceania Invitational team, Papua New Guinea, and representative teams from Australia.

The U16…

11 Apr 4:49 PM 0 Read More...

U16 NZ Hawks Tour Squad Named

The Under 16 New Zealand Hawks team to travel to the South Pacific Cup has been named.
The Under 16 New Zealand Hawks comprise the best young AFL players from Aotearoa. The squad for the 2014 South Pacific Cup boasts an exciting mix of new international representatives and experienced footballers…

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Wider Under 16 NZ Hawks Squad Named

The wider training squad for the Under 16 New Zealand Hawks for the South Pacific Cup has been named.
From an initial selection of 30 players, the squad will be reduced to a travelling team of 24. 
Under 16 New Zealand Hawks – Wider Training Squad

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Whangarei Boys…

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High Standard of AFL at U16 National Champs

The AFL New Zealand Under 16 National Championships have been held in Wellington, with the high standard of play a highlight of the tournament.
The tournament involved the best Under 16 AFL athletes in New Zealand, and featured many players who have, or will go on to play for New…

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Under 16 National Championships Programme

The Under 16 National Championships are set to be held on the 22nd and 23rd of March, at Hutt Park in Wellington.
See below for the official tournament programme, complete with full team lists.

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Kiwi Kurt Heatherley in frame for AFL Debut

Kiwi Kurt Heatherley is in the frame to make his AFL debut this weekend for the Hawthorn Hawks.
Heatherley impressed during the pre-season NAB Challenge, and could now play in the first round match against the Brisbane Lions, on Saturday March 22.

Hawthorn Football Manager Chris Fagan has talked…

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AFLNZ Under 16 National Championships Preview

The best Under 16 AFL athletes are set to converge on Wellington, for the AFL New Zealand Under 16 National Championships.
The tournament, which will be held on the 22nd and 23rd of March at Hutt Park, will showcase the cream of the AFL New Zealand High Performance programme.

All…

12 Mar 3:56 PM 0 Read More...

St Kilda sign up 2nd NZ International Scholarship

Giovanni Mountain-Silbery may have grown up hoping for a career in rugby league, but the 16-year-old Auckland schoolboy now looks destined to make it in the AFL.
We may be used to NRL clubs coming over to New Zealand to pick up this country’s best young…

11 Mar 9:29 AM 0 Read More...

Aorere College Girls triumph in Auckland

Aorere College have confirmed their skill in AFL with a triumphant performance at the Greater Auckland Female Senior Hawks Cup.
In a tournament that featured current New Zealand representatives, Western Springs College and Green Bay High School couldn’t quite keep up with Aorere.

However, the tournament was notable for…

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Bay of Islands students impress at National Combine

Talent scouts for Australian Rules Football have their eyes on Bay of Islands College students Ben Armstrong and Te Kopa Tipene-Thomas.
Ben,15, of Moerewa, broke the Australasian record for agility at the AFL New Zealand National Combine held in Wellington in January and Te Kopa was hard on…

12 Feb 10:25 AM 0 Read More...

AFL's Kevin Sheehan on NZ National Combine

Listen to the AFL’s Kevin Sheehan discuss the AFL New Zealand National Combine, New Zealanders currently playing in the AFL and the opportunities available to young Kiwi athletes.
 

Sheehan was a guest on Radio Sport’s Crowd Goes Wild Breakfast Show on the 23rd of January.

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Athletes take opportunities at National Combine

The AFL New Zealand National Combine has been held successfully, showing talented athletes the many opportunities that are available through AFL.
Talent scouts from a majority of AFL clubs were in attendance, viewing young athletes to potentially sign to AFL International Scholarships.

With the Senior Hawks Cup being held in…

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