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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…

26 Feb 3:27 PM 0 Read More...

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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06 Feb 9:27 AM 0 Read More...

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…

31 Jan 11:08 AM 0 Read More...

Video of New Zealand Hawks vs AIS AFL Academy - 2014

Watch the full match video of the New Zealand Hawks vs AIS AFL Academy.
The match was played at Westpac Stadium in Wellington, on the 25th of January 2014.
Read the match report here…

29 Jan 3:15 PM 0 Read More...

AIS Academy edge Hawks in a thriller

A tense and absorbing contest between the New Zealand Hawks and the AIS AFL Academy has finished with less than one goal separating the teams. The Australians took the lead in the final minutes to win 4.16:40 – 5.6:36.
A vocal crowd turned out at Westpac Stadium…

25 Jan 5:30 PM 0 Read More...

Exciting clash looms in Wellington

The New Zealand Hawks are set to take on the best young players from Australia.
New Zealand Hawks vs AIS AFL Academy will be played at Westpac Stadium, Wellington, on Saturday the 25th of January. The match will begin at 12.00, with free entry for all.

 

A rivalry…

24 Jan 9:09 AM 0 Read More...

National Combine offers talented athletes opportunities

The AFL New Zealand National Combine will be held on January 23 2014, and will offer talented athletes from around New Zealand the opportunity to impress recruiters from AFL clubs.
The event will once again be held at the ASB Indoor Stadium, one of Wellington’s premier sporting facilities. The…

17 Jan 10:00 AM 0 Read More...

Strong NZ Hawks squad named to face Australia

The New Zealand Hawks are preparing to face the AIS AFL Academy in Wellington, boasting a strong squad that has every chance of success in the tour fixture.
The match between the New Zealand Hawks and the AIS AFL Acedemy will be held at The Westpac Stadium in Wellington, on…

15 Jan 11:23 AM 0 Read More...

Eastern Bulldogs win WAFL final

The Eastern Bulldogs have taken out the WAFL Grand Final, on a sunny day at Hutt Park in Wellington.
Their opponents, the North City Demons, played in a determined fashion, but were eventually outrun by the Bulldogs as the match progressed.

As can often be the case in Wellington, wind…

16 Dec 4:11 PM 0 Read More...

Joe Baker Thomas to continue progress with St Kilda

Joe Baker-Thomas received some good and bad news this week.
The good is the 17-year-old from Porirua is off to Melbourne next year as his international scholarship with AFL club St Kilda steps up a notch.

The bad is the flight date he has been given.

“I…

16 Dec 12:51 PM 0 Read More...