High Performance

NZ Hawks haka photo


The AFL New Zealand High Performance Programme focusses on providing participants with a pathway to excel in AFL.

This includes the opportunity to represent a variety of levels from regional right through to New Zealand representation at Under 14, 16, 18 and Senior levels. From this point onwards there is the possibility of securing a professional career in AFL.

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AFL New Zealand Academy

New Zealand Hawks

New Zealand Kahu

AFLNZ Combine Programme

High Performance Programme

International Scholarships

National Championships

High Performance Awards


The NZ Kahu performed a Haka specifically written for the team for the first time before the match.

The NZ Kahu performed a specifically written Haka