Experienced NZ U18 squad announced to tour Melbourne

The Under 18 New Zealand side will tour to Melbourne, Australia to play two games against a Mornington Peninsula Interleague side and a local Secondary School from the region from May 8th -13th.


This will be the third trip to Melbourne for the U18’s and follows on from the Mornington Peninsula Junior Football League’s tour of New Zealand over ANZAC weekend in Wellington.

Part of the tour will provide the team an insight into Australian club football and attending an AFL game at Etihad Stadium.

New Head Coach Izaak Williams has assembled a strong squad which includes players who recently made their debut in the NZ senior side Declan Crann, Josh Morgan-Ranui and Will Kempt.

Regulars, Misilifi Faimalo, Josh Mackie and Joseph Aleisch-Tamariki are also included in the side as they will look to return to New Zealand having developed as players and build their knowledge of the game of AFL.


Key Events:

Tuesday 8th May:

Wednesday 9th May:

Thursday 10th May:

  • St Kilda Football Club Training.
  • Tour of St Kilda Football Club.

Friday 11th May:

Saturday 12th May:

  • AFL Match: Western Bulldogs vs Brisbane Lions – Etihad Stadium.


Congratulations to all involved and good luck for the trip.


Head CoachIzaak Williams
Assistant CoachMick Coultard
Assistant CoachCallum Hill
ManagerTom O'Keeffe
PhysioKairan Govender
Blake WilliamsonNorthland
Chaitania ProctorOtago
Couper JonesAuckland
Daniel HowieAuckland
Declan Honan - CrannWaitakere
Devin PullyblankCanterbury
Ethan HaltonCounties
Finn MoffatCanterbury
Hayden JohnstonOtago
Jackson HemmingsenAuckland
James DakinAuckland
Jevaan CroftCounties
Joseph Alesich-TamarikiHarbour
Joshua MackieOtago
Joshua Morgan - RanuiWellington
Lewis GillWellington
Luke DunningHarbour
Luke WilliamsCounties
Manny SnooksNorthland
Misilifi FaimaloWellington
Quinn PocockAuckland
Sam CairnsBrisbane
Samuel AndersonCanterbury
William KemptWellington