New Zealand Senior team named to take on AFL Academy

The final NZ senior squad to take on the Australian U17 Academy side has been announced ahead of their clash at Wesptac Stadium, Wellington on April 24th.


The leadership group will be chosen on Saturday April 22nd and will be announced at the 2017 AFL New Zealand High Performance Awards.

Brisbane Lions superstar Simon Black will represent the NZ side for the first time. With NZ heritage, the three time Premiership winner adds a wealth of experience to the squad.

The NZ senior team last played the Australian Under 17’s in April 2016 at North Harbour Stadium in Auckland where the New Zealanders performed well against the elite youth of Australia but were defeated by the skillful Aussies.

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Congratulations to all involved and good luck!


NZ vs Australian U17 Academy

Where: Wesptac Stadium, Wellington

When: Monday April 24th, 2017

Time: First bounce, 11.30am


Head CoachRob Malone
Assistant CoachJustin Davies
Assistant CoachChris Mundell
RunnerAndrew Crighton
ManagerHoward Gilbert
Full NameClub
Aaron HarrisMorningside Panthers
Andrew HowisonOakleigh Districts
Andriu SucuNorth Shore Tigers
Barclay MillerSt Kilda Saints
Ben HickUniversity Blues
Brad MavorChristchurch Bulldogs
Brendan ClarkMaroochydore Roos
Carlos Donnell-BrownWaitakere Magpies
David RattenburyWaitakere Magpies
Harison ManksUniversity Blues
James KuselHutt Valley Eagles
Joe Baker-ThomasSt Kilda Saints
Jordan DrinkallUniversity Blues
Josh MackieOtago Riot
Liam BeattieUniversity Blues
Misilifi FaimaloNorth City Demons
Mykelti LefauCasey Demons
Samuel McKenzieMt Roskill Saints
Shane LeatWaitakere Magpies
Simon BlackBrisbane Lions
Te Kopa Tipene-ThomasNorth Shore Tigers
Ty SmithNorth Shore Tigers
William GregsonSandringham Dragons
William DickinsonMt Roskill Saints
Josh Morgan-RanuiNorth City Demons
Max HicksCentral Giants