Cross Coders: Barrett tempted by AFL

A number of New Zealand sporting stars have used the skills that they have learnt playing AFL to propel them to greater heights.
 

In our first Cross Coders feature, we look at how Beauden Barrett nearly gave up playing Rugby to switch to AFL.

The All Blacks and Blues…

29 Jun 1:33 PM 0 Read More...

Glenbrook School to take AFL KiwiKick online

A Primary School in Auckland is leading the charge when it comes to the digital age.
 

Teachers at Glenbrook School in Waiuku have adopted the AFL KiwiKick online platform as part of the Kiwisport project funded by CLM Community Sport and will utilise their year 7 and 8 students…

23 Jun 8:56 AM 0 Read More...

'Connecting Coaches' forum looks at the development of the Women's game

The ‘Connecting Coaches’ forum continues in July and will focus on the development of the Women’s game in New Zealand.
 

The forums provide a platform for passionate AFL people to share and learn from each other.

The purpose of these forums is to connect, engage and develop coaches…

22 Jun 3:41 PM 0 Read More...

AFLNZ sets up community support structure

Throughout the Covid-19 lockdown, AFL New Zealand has formed a number of subcommittees through a community support structure aimed to enhance alignment of quality football opportunities across New Zealand.
 

Each of the sub committees is chaired by an AFL New Zealand staff member and works towards containing representatives…

22 Jun 2:34 PM 0 Read More...

Gawn frustrated, but ready for anything

‘FRUSTRATED’ seems to be an appropriate word to describe the feeling among the Melbourne players, coaches and supporters.
 

There’s no doubt the Demons were itching to get out on the MCG in Round 3 and face Essendon, but with COVID-19 striking again, that wasn’t to be…

22 Jun 1:25 PM 0 Read More...

AFL KiwiKick relaunches back into Schools

The AFL KiwiKick programme will relaunch into Primary Schools next week after a number of Kiwisport projects were halted due to the Covid-19 lockdown. 
 

AFL New Zealand has a number of projects with Regional Sports Trusts around the country and AFL New Zealand Schools manager Reg Ranchhod is…

19 Jun 12:58 PM 0 Read More...

AFL New Zealand is 'Connecting Coaches'

Throughout the lockdown period, AFL New Zealand has been engaging with coaches and volunteers from around the country, hosting a ‘Connecting Coaches’ forums online.
 

The forums provide a platform for passionate AFL people to share and learn from each other.

The purpose of these forums is to connect, engage…

08 Jun 1:35 PM 0 Read More...

Simon Black adds Hall of Fame to incredible list of achievements

In the second year of a career which was to span 16 seasons, three events convinced Simon Black he was beginning to belong among the AFL’s best.
 

The first event came in round 14 of the 1999 season, Black’s Brisbane Lions playing that year’s premier team…

03 Jun 12:13 PM 0 Read More...