Academy New Zealand Hawks initial squad announced

An exciting group of young AFL players are closer to their dream of representing New Zealand, with the Academy New Zealand Hawks wider training squad being named.
 

The Hawks will be travelling to Sydney, NSW at the end of March for a two match campaign against NSW Independent Secondary…

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Round 3 Academy Results

Round 3 of the Academy sees another round of the Regional Competition where the Auckland Lions travelled up to Whangarei to compete against the Northland Academy.

The whole group is starting to play quality football applying everything they are learning to the games. There were some standout performances this week…

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Round 2 Academy Results

Round 2 produced some entertaining games across all regions including the Academy’s first draw.

The academy group and players are continually improving through the development sessions and guidance of their coaches displayed by the way they are using the ball during gameplay.

Each week during the academy players are…

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AFLNZ Academy kicks off

The AFL New Zealand Academy has kicked off, with an immensely talented group of athletes set to make their mark on the sport of AFL over the coming weeks and months.
 

The athletes have been selected for their teams and will play the first round of their Regional Competition…

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Opportunities for athletes in AFLNZ Academy

The AFL New Zealand Academy is set to begin on February the 1st, providing talented athletes with the opportunity to develop and excel.
The AFL New Zealand Academy will improve the skills and fitness of athletes, through a player development and match programme over 12 months.

Gameplay will be an…

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The Kahu Experience - by Setareh Brown

The AFL New Zealand Kahu are an indomitable team renowned for their physicality and undeniable spirit, who have been making history since their debut in October 2013 as the first ever female team to represent New Zealand in AFL.
When the 2014 Kahu team first arrived in camp on Wednesday…

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Kahu make huge improvement against Woomeras

The U18 New Zealand Kahu have made a dramatic improvement against the AFL Indigenous Woomeras, showing remarkable development given their relative inexperience.
Between the first and second matches of the series, the Kahu reduced their margin of defeat by almost half.

While that was in part down to a better…

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Woomeras take first match against Kahu

The AFL Indigenous Woomeras have defeated the U18 New Zealand Kahu, showing great skill and tenacity across the game.
While large periods of the match saw the Woomeras dominate, the Kahu were very competitive at times.

The match started with a flurry of points to the Woomeras, but by the…

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Kahu to take on touring Woomeras team

The U18 New Zealand Kahu will finish the year with a two match series against the touring AFL Indigenous Woomeras team.
The AFL Indigenous Woomeras debuted at the Australian National Youth Girls Championships in May, and putting in strong performances across the tournament.

Coached by the highly regarded Jason Mifsud…

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Celebration of AFL in 2nd Kahus match

The Australian Breeze and U18 New Zealand Kahus have wrapped up their series with another win to the Breeze, but plaudits and celebrations of the contributions of all players across the matches.
It was another match of improvements for the U18 New Zealand Kahus, particularly in terms of game understanding…

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Hawks fight hard in 2nd VAFA match

The New Zealand Hawks have made a strong statement in their 2nd match against the Victorian Amateur Football Association, playing with intensity and passion.
15 minutes into the first quarter, the scores remained 0.1 – 0.1, with the Hawks kicking the first point of the game, and keeping VAFA…

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VAFA give Hawks masterclass in AFL

The Victorian Amateur Football Association have served up a masterclass in AFL to the U18 New Zealand Hawks in the first match of the Challenge Cup series.
In slippery wet conditions, VAFA were unstoppable moving the ball into the attacking area, and were simply too classy despite a valiant effort…

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