New Zealand Academy Level 1 team announced

The New Zealand Hawks Academy Level 1 will play a two match series against New South Wales Independent Schools on the 22nd and 24th April 2017 at Hutt Park in Wellington.


This is the second time New South Wales Independent Schools have travelled to New Zealand, following on from their successful tour in 2016.

The New Zealand Academy Level 1, is for athletes that are new entrants to the New Zealand representative pathway with all players playing for New Zealand for the first time. Players have come from AFL New Zealand programmes delivered at Intermediate and Secondary School and going on to play in the AFL New Youth Competition.

Congratulations to all involved and good luck!


Management Team
Head CoachShannon Wall
Assistant CoachPeter Geale
Assistant CoachShane Goodwin
ManagerMatt Morling
Full NameRegionSchool
Layton CahillCanterburyShirley Boys High School
Max MilneOtagoOtago Boys High School
Aidan ChristiansWellingtonRaroa Normal Intermediate
Beren GoodwinWellingtonRaphael House
Taonga Stanish-Murphy NorthlandWhangarei Boys High School
Alexander KemptWellingtonSt Brendans
Bailee LaurensonWellingtonWellington College
Luke BuckleyHarbourAlbany Junior High School
Ronan MorlingCountiesRosehill college
Wade McNabbCountiesRosehill College
Douglas McJorrowWellingtonScots College
Hari BelowWellingtonHeretaunga College
Jaydn Che RobsonWellingtonAotea College
Rico TuhuaWellingtonUpper Hutt College
Tom HackHarbourWestlake Boys High School
Joel HetheringtonHarbourKingsway
Oliver ParsonsHarbourWestlake Boys High School
Cameron KerrPalmerston NorthPalmerston North Boys High School
Sam WartonAucklandKristin School
Conrad PenderWellingtonScots College
Mark Komene-Stowers NorthlandWhangarei Boys High School
William AndersonWellingtonKarori Normal School