2017 AFL New Zealand Academy selected

The athletes for the 2017 AFLNZ Academy have been announced by National Youth and Talent Identification Manager Mick Coultard. Academy athletes will participate in skill development, athletic testing and measurement, game play and personal development over a 9 week period.
 

From the Academy, New Zealand Hawks Academy and New…

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2016 AFLNZ Youth Competition week 6 results

It was week 6 of the AFL New Zealand Youth Competition and with only 2 weeks to go, all participants in both the Auckland and Wellington Competition are progressing nicely with some stunning football on display.

Auckland
It was the Youth Girls Lions side that piled on the points late…

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2016 Youth Competition Week 5 results

Sunny Conditions greeted the players in both Auckland and Wellington as the 2016 Youth Competition moved in to Week 6 where their were some extremely close results in all games.
More and more players are starting to show their development in the  sport and the skill level and game play…

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2016 Hawks Cup results

The 2016 Junior Hawks Cup took place over the last 2 weeks where Secondary Schools around all of Auckland participated in playing AFL.

 
Please see below the results of the tournaments so far:
 

 
Congratulations to Dilworth Rural Campus 2 who won the Boys Junior Hawks Cup and…

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2016 Youth Competition Week 4 results

Wonderful conditions greeted the Youth players in both Auckland and Wellington over the weekend as they strapped on their footy boots and took the field for week four of the AFL New Zealand Youth competition. 
 

During the week, a number of the Youth players represented their Schools to take…

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Hawks Cup features 13 Schools and 18 teams

AFL New Zealand has diversified the programmes available to Secondary Schools to ensure flexibility that suits the outcomes of the school involved and provides opportunities for students and staff to participate in all facets of AFL.
 

The Hawks Cup is only one of these programmes but is intertwined with…

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2016 Youth Competition Week 3 results

The Auckland and Wellington Youth competition moved into week 3 where up and coming AFL talent displayed their skills under the guidance of AFL New Zealand certified coaches. All age groups continue to learn and develop through the Youth competition and the coaches are noticing the increase in skills and…

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2016 Youth Competition week 2 results

The AFL New Zealand Youth competition was back in full swing in Auckland and Wellington over the weekend after taking a break for the Labour Day long weekend.
 
Auckland
On a tremendous day in Auckland, the Youth Girls Lions took on the Bulldogs in what was an exciting game…

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Hawks Cup the pathway to greatness

The Junior Hawks Cup is set to return even bigger and better than ever in 2016.

Open to Year 9 and 10 students, the Junior Hawks Cup is where many players experience their first taste of AFL football in New Zealand. For many players this leads to representing New Zealand…

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Youth Rising Star awarded to Declan Crann

The AFL New Zealand Youth Rising Star award will be awarded weekly to a standout young player in the 2016 AFL New Zealand Youth Competition. Each week the award will be allocated to those who show ability that favours the core components it takes to become an AFL Player. To…

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2016 Youth Competition underway in Auckland and Wellington

The 2016 AFL New Zealand Youth Competition kicked off over the weekend in Auckland and Wellington with some fantastic football played in both regions. 
 

AFL New Zealand created the Youth competition back in 2015 to compliment the pathway for participants to excel in AFL. Within the AFL New Zealand…

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Exciting players return for Youth Competition in 2016

The AFLNZ Youth Season starts 16th October and sees new players from Intermediate and Secondary Schools. All using the Youth Season to develop their skills, game understanding and leadership, towards possible selection in the AFLNZ Academy.
 

We take a look at some of the returning players from the 2015…

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