Hornets sweep Auckland AFL awards night

The Howick Hornets have swept the 2018 Auckland AFL awards night taking home three of the main trophies including the big one of the Best and Fairest being awarded to Hornets midfielder Jay Green.


One of the biggest nights on the Auckland AFL calendar of events, the awards were held at Pocket Bar in Grey Lynn and had over 100 attend the evening celebrating the 2018 season.

Howick ball magnet Jay Green polled 21 votes to claim the Best and Fairest over runner up Tristan Burnett from Mt Roskill.

Hornets young gun Harley Jenkins took out the best first year player, while Paul Millar was recognised for his efforts off the field, taking out the volunteer of the year.

Mt Roskill and New Zealand forward James McKenzie kicked 47 goals for the season to claim the Golden Boot while his brother Sam took out the Coach of the year.

Tim Stevens was awarded the Umpire of the year after a consistent season with the whistle.


2018 Auckland AFL award winners:


Best and Fairest: 21 votes – Jay Green, Howick Hornets

Runner Up: 20 votes – Tristan Burnett, Mt Roskill Saints

Third place: 17 votes – Shane Leat, Waitakere Magpies

Best first year player: Harley Jenkins, Howick Hornets

Coach of the year: Sam McKenzie, Mt Roskill Saints

Leading Goal kicker: James McKenzie, Mt Roskill Saints

Volunteer of the year: Paul Millar, Howick Hornets

Umpire of the year: Tim Stevens


2018 All Auckland team

Story –  AAFL.co.nz