Mornington Peninsula Junior league to tour NZ in October

The Level 1 and 2 AFL New Zealand Academy, along with the Kahu Youth Girls will play a two game series against the Mornington Peninsula BlueScope Steelers from Victoria in Auckland in early October, 2021.

Due to the travel restrictions surrounding Covid-19, the 2020 tour was postponed until 2021.

The Australian based League will travel from the heartland of AFL in Victoria for this will established tour itinerary.

The Mornington Peninsula BlueScope Steelers return to New Zealand for the fifth year and the League is looking forward to the trip back to Aotearoa. The tour has previously held significant links to the ANZAC spirit, accentuating the links that exist between New Zealand and Australia over our histories.

President of the region Andrew Souter and his Committee, has been successful in creating an annual fixture between the six competing teams and has formed some close bonds with his New Zealand partners over the past three tours.

The tour will have a variety of cultural, football and friendship experiences available to the travelling teams.

All games will be played at North Harbour Stadium in Albany on Auckland’s North Shore.

New Zealand Academy vs MPJFL

October 8th – October 11th 2021

Auckland, New Zealand

Friday October 8th:

  • A welcome function on arrival to unite New Zealand and Mornington participants in preparation for the tour ahead

Saturday October 9th:

  • Game 1 at North Harbour Stadium
  • After match function with awards from the games
  • Attendance at the AFL New Zealand Awards Function

Sunday October 10th:

  • Sightseeing in Auckland

Monday October 11th:  

  • Game 2 at North Harbour Stadium
  • After match function with awards from the games