New Zealand Hawks team named to take on AFL Academy

The 25 man squad, captained by Melbourne based Andrew Howison will be reduced to 24 following the last round of the AFL New Zealand Premiership on April 17th.


The teams leadership group contains Northerns Suns Captain James Kusel, Southern Saints Captain Michael Boyce, experienced Brisbane based campaigner Aaron Harris and newcomer Sam McKenzie. With 13 clubs and 6 regions represented the team consists of players from the length of the country.

17 of the players within the squad have progressed through junior representative New Zealand teams with five Australian players based players returning to represent their country. 8 players will play their first senior game for New Zealand.

Your team is as follows

AFL New Zealand Hawks

Andrew Howison Captain Melbourne

James Kusel Leadership Group Wellington

Michael Boyce Leadership Group Auckland

Aaron Harris Leadership Group Brisbane

Samuel McKenzie Leadership Group Wellington

Barclay Miller Melbourne

Will Gregson Auckland

Brandon Sucu Auckland

Tim Stokes Auckland

Joseph Baker Thomas Melbourne

Brendan Clark Brisbane

William Warbrick Bay of Plenty

Jordan Drinkall Auckland

Levi Inglis Canterbury

Ben Hick Auckland

Kyle Smith Canterbury

Misilifi (Richard) Faimalo Wellington

Ty Smith Auckland

Kahurangi Robinson Bay of Plenty

Christian Blackie Otago

Heta Scarf-Matthews Otago

Te Kopa Tipene Thomas Northland

Jay Johnson Canterbury

Troy Brown Auckland

Fraser Stevens  Auckland


Jessie Baty Auckland

Alistair Maisey Auckland

Josh Cunliffe Auckland

Thursday April 21st – Player arrive in Auckland
Friday April 22nd – Training camp
Saturday April 23rd – 6.00pm High Performance Awards Spencer on Byron
(Click here for information on tickets for the HP Awards night)
Sunday April 24th – 1.00pm New Zealand Hawks versus AFL Academy QBE Stadium
Sunday April 24th – 5.00pm After Match Function Millennium Institute
(Click here for information on tickets  for the After match Function)

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