New Zealand Honours for Otago BHS Foursome

Australian rules is a new game for most New Zealanders but it is the sport that will give four Dunedin secondary school pupils their first taste of sport in the international arena.
Four students from Otago Boys’ High School have been selected in the under-16 Hawks to play the…

10 Dec 3:06 PM 0 Read More...

Auckland win first AFL New Zealand NPC since 2007

Auckland has won their first AFL New Zealand NPC since 2007, beating all comers to secure the trophy. Second place went to previous reigning champions Canterbury, who also fielded a strong team.
In conditions that offered a variety of challenges for all players, part of the success of the Auckland…

09 Dec 12:38 PM 0 Read More...

WAFL Grand Final to cap exciting year for AFL in Wellington

The Grand Final of the Wellington AFL is approaching, promising to be an exciting culmination to the WAFL season.
The WAFL Grand Final will be held at Hutt Park, on Saturday the 14th of December, at 2.00pm.

The match will be held in conjunction with the AFL Flying Boomerangs…

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Waitakere Magpies edge thrilling AAFL Grand Final

The Auckland AFL has a new champion, after the Waitakere Magpies won a close contest against the former champions, the Mt Roskill Saints. The fixture was a repeat of last year’s final, but a reversal of the result.
In a tense match, where the lead fluctuated throughout, it was…

02 Dec 11:32 AM 0 Read More...

NPC to bring high quality AFL to Christchurch

The AFL New Zealand National Provincial Championships are set to begin in Christchurch. The competition will be held at Westminster Park on the 7th and 8th of December.

Canterbury, the current champions, will be keen to use home advantage to retain their title. In 2012 they won their third National…

29 Nov 10:45 AM 0 Read More...

Tatupu and Heatherley flying high with the Hawks

HAWTHORN ripped the covers off its Kiwi experiment that could deliver the club its next dynamite forward.

He has only played about 20 games of Australian Rules, and spent the year finishing school in Auckland, but Shem Tatupu, 17, has convinced the Hawks he can make it at AFL level…

28 Nov 6:13 PM 0 Read More...

Opportunities for Maori Youth through AFL

A video from Marae Investigates, which shows the potential opportunities available to Maori youth through AFL. Much of the footage was taken during the AFL New Zealand Combine programme…

26 Nov 12:18 PM 0 Read More...

Waitakere Magpies, Mt Roskill Saints in Auckland Grand Final

The two best AFL teams in Auckland are set to go head to head, with the Waitakere Magpies and the Mt Roskill Saints both qualifying for the Auckland AFL final.
The match will be held on the 1st of December at 2.00pm, at Onepoto Domain on the North Shore…

26 Nov 10:26 AM 0 Read More...

MIT students developing through AFL New Zealand

The Manukau Institute of Technology’s (MIT) School of Sport in conjunction with the Australian Football League New Zealand (AFL NZ) has given students the opportunity to lead the Sport Science Testing Services in a professional sports environment.
Every year, talented young athletes from around the North Island are selected…

25 Nov 3:59 PM 0 Read More...

Junior Secondary School North Island Championships Completed

One Tree Hill College have confirmed their place as the champions of the North Island, after a clinical series of wins in the AFL Junior Secondary Schools North Island Championships.
The teams involved earned their places in the competition through performances in Hawks Cup Regional Cluster Tournaments. The Junior Hawks…

18 Nov 6:10 PM 0 Read More...

AFL Junior Secondary School North Island Championships Preview

With the Boys Junior Hawks Cup regional cluster programme completed, the stage is set for an exciting AFL Junior Secondary School North Island Championships.

The best teams from around the North Island have been invited to compete, on the back of their performances in recent Hawks Cup tournaments.

The North…

15 Nov 11:42 AM 0 Read More...

St Bede's College take out Christchurch Junior Hawks Cup

St Bede’s College have defeated Burnside High School to secure the Christchurch Junior Hawks Cup Cluster Tournament.
The Junior Hawks Cup constitutes the first step on the AFL New Zealand High Performance Pathway. Athletes that make an impression in these competitions can be rewarded with invitations to join the…

14 Nov 11:10 AM 0 Read More...