2018 AFL New Zealand Level 1 Academy team announced

The AFL New Zealand Level 1 Academy will play a two match series against the Mornington Peninsula Blue Scope Steelers U14’s on the 22nd and 24th April 2018 at Hutt Park in Wellington.


The Mornington Peninsula BlueScope Steelers return to New Zealand for the second year and it’s the first time the league has sent an under 14 side to New Zealand following the successful under 16 and Youth Girls tour of the past two years.

The AFL New Zealand Academy Level 1, is for athletes that are new entrants to the New Zealand representative pathway with all players playing for New Zealand for the first time. Players have come from AFL New Zealand programmes delivered at Intermediate and Secondary School and going on to play in the AFL New Youth Competition.


Congratulations to all involved and good luck!


Management Staff:
Head CoachReyne Westbury
Assistant CoachShannon Wall
Assistant CoachDean Smith
ManagerGregor Kempt
Alexander KemptWellingtonSt Pats Silverstream
Angus HammettCanterburySt Bedes College
Bailee LaurensonWellingtonWellington College
Bom VerkadeAucklandWhangaparaoa College
Cameron KerrWellingtonPalmerston North Boys High School
Campbell CleallCanterburySt Bedes College
Connor HottonCanterburySt Thomas of Canterbury College
George HopkinsWellingtonWellington College
Hari BelowWellingtonHeretaunga College
Jack MeadCountiesOnewhero Area School
Jacob NymanCanterburySt Thomas of Canterbury College
James ScottAucklandNorthcote College
Jaydn RobsonWellingtonAotea college
Joel HetheringtonAucklandKingsway School
Joseph ColeWellingtonAotea College
Josh WiltshireCanterburySt Bedes College
Luke LentnerCountiesRosehill College
Rico TuhuaWellingtonUpper Hutt College
Ryan AwatereWellingtonAotea College
Spencer JonesAucklandLong Bay College
Will RoffWellingtonScots College
William AndersonWellingtonWellington College
Xavier BryhamAucklandOrewa College
Xavier MextedNorthlandWhangarei Boys High School