2020 AFL New Zealand Men’s Player of the Year announced

The AFL New Zealand High Performance Awards recognise, acknowledge and celebrate the very best in athletes, coaches, officials, administrators and volunteers and what they offer to the development of AFL in Aotearoa.


The scheduling of the awards for its eighth year was due to take place on April 4th. Due to COVID-19, this will now take place electronically and we encourage you to support those involved and their efforts.

AFL New Zealand would like to congratulate Mykelti Lefau on winning the 2020 AFL New Zealand Men’s Player of the Year.


New Zealand Falcons forward Mykelti Lefau is a star in the making.

In April, Lefau represented New Zealand for the third time against the AFL Academy at Marvel Stadium where he was named as one of their best and managed a goal.

Lefau plays for the Casey Demons in the Victorian Football League (VFL) and was named the most improved player at the club in 2019.

His silky smooth skills and hunger for the football make Mykelti a great asset in the New Zealand side.