Hawks Cup Junior & Senior Secondary School Competitions

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Hawks Cup LogoThe ‘Hawks Cup’ is an Inter School competition format for Junior (Years 9-10) and Senior (Years 11-13) students based on fundamental movement and ball skills for boys and girls.

The programme provides introductory sessions and resources presented by qualified AFL New Zealand Staff to introduce a new and dynamic sport to students. The skills of ‘Kick, Catch, Pass and Bounce’ are perfectly matched to cross reference any number of sports. The 9 a side format is suitable for rugby size fields and with three reserves per team, team numbers are easy to coordinate.

NZSSSC 1AFL New Zealand is sanctioned by Secondary School Sports Council and appears in their calendar. All schools are provided with the opportunity to participate in localised cluster tournaments that run for two hours to ensure both travel and time commitments are minimized. The Hawks Cup culminates in North Island and South Island Championships with Seniors held in Term 1 and Juniors Term 4, every year.

 

Regional cluster registrations:

Northland:

Please complete Hawks Cup registration (found below) and return to Mick Coultard AFLNZ Secondary Schools Coordinator at mick.coultard@aflnz.co.nz

All Auckland Regions(Counties Manukau, Waitakere, Harbour and Auckland):

Entries need to be entered by sports co-ordinators into the College Sport Enter Now system.

Competition information and North Island Championship registration in the link below. To arrange Coaching sessions for your Hawks Cup team/s contact Mick Coultard AFLNZ Secondary Schools Coordinator at mick.coultard@aflnz.co.nz

Wellington:

Please complete a Hawks Cup registration (found below)  and return to Mick Coultard AFLNZ Secondary Schools Coordinator at mick.coultard@aflnz.co.nz

Christchurch:

Please complete a Hawks Cup Cup registration (found below) and return to Mick Coultard AFLNZ Secondary Schools Coordinator at mick.coultard@aflnz.co.nz

 

Northland Hawks cup feature

2016 North Island Champions: Bay of Islands College

Download a Registration Form

Benefits:

  1. A new sport providing a level playing field for all students
  2. Involvement of local club and staff personnel to guide and coach participants
  3. Transferable skill development to other sports
  4. Promoting and increasing physical activity for students
  5. Links to participation pathways including New Zealand representation and International Scholarships
  6. Invitations to AFL New Zealand National Combines and High Performance Programme

Resources:

  1. Rules and regulations for the school and participants
  2. Footballs, goal posts, line markers
  3. Coaching and umpiring staff facilitators

Time:

Each school receives 6 hours of AFL New Zealand staff contact time to assist in sessions to engage interest, team organisation and training requirements. These can take place during lunch times, after school or even during class times.

Costs:

There are 2 options for registration for your school.

Option 1: $180 + GST Includes: School entry – as many teams, boys and girls for:

  1. Hawks Cup regional tournament
  2. North or South Island Championship
    • Up to six promotion/training sessions
    • Entry into Hawks Cup tournament day
    • Entry into North Island Championships

Option 2: $90 + GST Includes: School entry – as many teams, boys and girls for:

  1. Hawks Cup regional tournament
  2. North or South Island Championship
  • Up to two promotion/training sessions
  • Entry into Hawks Cup tournament day
  • Entry into North Island Championships

 

Secondary School Coaching Manual:

 

Click here to contact Mick Coultard, National Secondary Schools Coordinator, today for further information or call him on 027 2050054.