Hard work paying off for Tatupu

SHEM Tatupu is eyeing a spot in Box Hill’s senior VFL side after kicking a career-best six goals for the club’s development side on Sunday.
 
The Category-B rookie, who was drafted from New Zealand at the end of 2013 after holding an international scholarship with…

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2015 NPC Dates Announced

The 2015 AFL New Zealand National Provincial Championships will be held in Auckland, on the 5th and 6th of December.

The venue for all matches will be held at Parrs Park, Oratia. Each team will play two games on Saturday the 5th, and one game on Sunday the 6th.

Regional…

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Play AFL Pathway Project providing outcomes for Harbour Sport

AFL New Zealand in partnership with Harbour Sport and the Kiwisport initiative are currently conducting the Harbour Secondary Schools Play AFL Pathway project.
The project includes delivery of any number of the AFL NZ Secondary School programmes that can be delivered to schools that either link with curriculum or competition…

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No plans to scrap Wellington deal: Saints

THERE is renewed enthusiasm for the game to return to New Zealand next year after positive discussions between St Kilda and the Wellington City Council this week.
 

There was recent uncertainty about the Saints’ deal to play home-and-away matches at Wellington’s Westpac Stadium until 2018, after…

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The AFL 10: Round seven's best moments

 
Check out all the best moments and most exciting highlights from the weekend’s action.
 

 

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U18 NZ Hawks wider squad announced

The Under 18 New Zealand Hawks wider squad has been selected, and will take on a touring team from Australia in a two game series in October.
 

The group was selected from the highly successful AFL New Zealand Academy programme which ran for 13 weeks between February and April…

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AFL Academy too strong for NZ Hawks

MIDFIELDER Will Brodie led the level one NAB AFL Academy team to an 86-point win over New Zealand on Friday in Wellington.
 

The Murray Bushrangers youngster, who has already emerged as a player to watch ahead of the 2016 draft, kicked three goals and starred for the Australian…

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The St Kilda Saints in Wellington

For a country where sport is such an important and often celebrated part of its framework, New Zealand is strangely bereft of traditional sporting fixtures.  Even more so when it comes to celebrating days of national significance.  Waitangi Day has never had any event attached to it, ANZAC Day has…

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AFL in search of a New Zealand TV broadcasting partner

The AFL is looking for a New Zealand TV partner to showcase its game and help it attract more fans this side of the Tasman.
 

The collapse of free-to-air network and AFL broadcaster Sommet Sports at the end of last year left a “bit of a hole…

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Quake shakes Wellington ahead of Anzac clash

A SIZEABLE earthquake rocked New Zealand 24 hours after St Kilda and Carlton touched down in Wellington ahead of Saturday’s clash at Westpac Stadium.

It was the second earthquake in as many days but measured much stronger than the first, at a magnitude of 6.2 on the Richter…

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2015 National Combine Attendees announced

The AFL New Zealand National Combine is to be held on Thursday the 23rd of April at the ASB Indoor Stadium in Wellington.
 

The combine will be just one part of a showcase week for AFL New Zealand, tying in with the ANZAC Day clash between the St Kilda…

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AFL New Zealand welcome new Elected Directors

Justin Davies current Deputy Chair has recently resigned due to his relocation to a new position in Brisbane from Christchurch. Chairman Geoff Dickson, accepted the resignation of Justin Davies with full understanding and considerable disappointment.  Justin has provided AFL New Zealand with many years of distinguished service, not just on…

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