2019 ANZAC NZ Senior wider squad announced

AFL New Zealand has announced a 77 person wider training squad in preparation for selection for the 2019 ANZAC campaign and the 2020 International Cup in Melbourne.


The New Zealand senior team will compete in the annual ANZAC clash against the AFL Academy at Marvel Stadium (formerly Etihad Stadium) in Melbourne on April 27th next year.

The match traditionally hosted by Wellington’s Westpac Stadium over the past 8 years has been relocated to the home of football, in a move that will see New Zealand work towards their first ever win against the Australian team.

The two campaigns (ANZAC and the International Cup) will see their respective selection processes carried out independently of each other. Criteria for eligibility will vary for the two campaigns with considerations placed on performance, International Scholarship status and player development, all factors in selection.

The New Zealand selectors assembled a squad which features a good mix of experience and youth.

The inclusion of Brownlow medalist and 3-time AFL Premiership winner Simon Black and NEAFL and Northern Territory Thunder superstar Cameron Illet , is a fantastic boost for the squad.

The International Cup takes place in Melbourne every three years with the final held at the MCG.

The lowest it has placed in the 6 tournaments to date is third, with the highlights, a single victory in 2005 and two close losses to arch rivals Papua New Guinea by 7 points in 2008 and most recently by a single point at the MCG in 2017.

Additions can and will be made to the wider squad to replace players that are not meeting the obligations required for national representation.


The wider New Zealand Senior training squad is as follows;


Aaron HarrisBrisbaneMorningside Panthers
Adam SimpsonBrisbaneSpringwood Pumas
Alastair MaiseyAucklandMt Roskill Saints
Alex FakatoumafiAucklandManurewa Raiders
Alex AwatereWellingtonNorth City Demons
Andrew HowisonMelbourneDromana Tigers
Andriu SucuAucklandNorth Shore Tigers
Barclay MillerMelbourneSt Kilda FC
Ben HickAucklandUniversity Blues
Ben NorthoverMelbourneFrankston Bombers
Blake NahuWaikatoCentral Giants
Brad MavorCanterburyUniversity Cougars
Brandon SucuBrisbaneAlexandra Hills FC
Brendan ClarkSunshine CoastHinterland Blues FC
Bronson HewitsonAucklandWaitakere Magpies
Cameron IllettNorthern TerritoryNT Thunder
Carlos Donnell-BrownAucklandWaitakere Magpies
Chai ProctorOtagoOtago Riot
Christian BlackieOtagoOtago Riot
Clayton WaltersAucklandWaitakere Magpies
Couper JonesAucklandSouthern Saints
Craig MorganWellingtonHutt Valley Eagles
Dan YoungBrisbaneBond University
Daniel HowieAucklandSouthern Saints
David RattenburyAucklandWaitakere Magpies
Dean SmithCanterburyChristchurch Bulldogs
Dean Staunton
Northern TerritorySouthern Districts
Declan CrannAucklandWaitakere Magpies
Ethan HaltonAucklandAFLNZ Academy
Harison ManksAucklandUniversity Blues
Hayden JohnstonOtagoOtago Riot
Heta Scarf-MathewsOtagoOtago Riot
Jackson ClinceAucklandNorth Shore Tigers
Jackson HemmingsenAucklandAFLNZ Academy
Jacob TuckerAucklandNorth Shore Tigers
James DakinAucklandCentral Giants
James McKenzieAucklandMt Roskill Saints
James KuselWellingtonHutt Valley Eagles
Jay JohnsonCanterburyEastern Blues
Jed WilliamsCanterburyEastern Blues
Jerome GoodhueAucklandWaitakere Magpies
Joe Baker-ThomasMelbournePackenham FC
Joel BrownAucklandManurewa Raiders
Joey Alesich-TamarkiAucklandNorth Shore Tigers
Jonathon MacanawaiQueenslandSherwood
Josh MackieOtagoOtago Riot
Josh CopelandAucklandWaitakere Magpies
Josh AllenBay of PlentyNorthern Suns
Josh CunliffeAucklandNorth Shore Tigers
Josh Morgan-RanuiWellingtonNorth City Demons
Liam BeattieAucklandUniversity Blues
Lucas Jellyman-TurnerMelbourneBerwick
Luke DunningAucklandWaitakere Magpies
Luke WilliamsAucklandHowick Hornets
Manny SnooksNorthlandAFLNZ Academy
Max UrwinMelbourneHastings FC
Michael BoyceAucklandMt Roskill Saints
Misilifi FaimaloWellingtonNorth City Demons
Mitch RyanAucklandNorth Shore Tigers
Mykelti LefauMelbourneCasey Demons
Nick RhodesCanterburyUniversity Cougars
Ronald Fuschtei-Hawke
AdelaideSouth Australia
Ryan WhiteAucklandHowick Hornets
Sam AndersonCanterburyAshburton Eagles
Sam CairnsQueenslandWilston Grange
Sam MckenzieAucklandMt Roskill Saints
Sean ConnollyQueenslandManunda Hawks
Shane LeatAucklandWaitakere Magpies
Shem TatupuMelbournePines FC
Simon BlackQueenslandBrisbane Lions
Tayne LockwoodWellingtonNorth City Demons
Te Kopa Tipene-ThomasWaikatoNorth Shore Tigers
Tim StokesAucklandUniversity Blues
Ty SmithAucklandNorth Shore Tigers
William GregsonMelbourneDromana Tigers
William DickinsonAucklandMt Roskill Saints
William KemptWellingtonWellington Saints


The following players will be added to the squad pending availability:

  • Aaron Edwards – Pines FC
  • Connor Ballenden – Brisbane Lions
  • Jake Patmore – Port Adelaide Power
  • Jarred Jansen – East Fremantle Sharks
  • Kurt Heatherley – Box Hill Hawks
  • Lachlan Argus – Zillmere Eagles
  • Matt Argus – Aspley Hornets
  • Rupert Wills – Collingwood Magpies
  • Sam Durdin – North Melbourne Kangaroos