AFLNZ Women’s Premiership to light up QBE Stadium

Women’s footy will come alive on March 31st 2019 as QBE Stadium will host the commencement of the inaugural AFL New Zealand Women’s Premiership.


The Women’s Premiership will take place in conjunction with the current Men’s Premiership and will be an historic occasion as female footy continues to grow across the country.

Initial Premiership squads will be selected and announced on the 22nd of March via the AFL New Zealand website.

Final teams will be announced at the Women’s Premiership launch at Millennium Institute of Sport on March 30th where both sides will come together for a meet and greet.

The female competition will provide the perfect environment for girls transitioning from the Youth Competition formats to senior football and is the next step in finalising the pathway for women to participate in AFL within New Zealand.

Players will be selected from:

  • Current Kahu Youth Girls
  • New Zealand representatives
  • AFL New Zealand Academy
  • Secondary Schools AFL Cup
  • Female Footy Frenzy events

The Female Footy Frenzy events will be a starting point for those new to the game and have a strong influence on social experiences.

Training sessions in the lead up will focus on the fundamental skills and rules of the game.

AFL New Zealand will work towards an events calendar for 2019/2020 will assist with preparation as the New Zealand Kahu look to make their debut at the 2020 International Cup.

For those interested in the Female Footy Frenzy events, click the link below to fill out an expression of interest where further information will be forwarded.


The Kahu Youth Girls played on Westpac Stadium in Wellington, 2018.