The Pacific Cup stands out as one of the three newly regionalised international tournaments slated to replace the 2024 International Cup. In this exhilarating competition, our national team will contend against other Pacific nations including Fiji, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Tonga, Vanuatu, and South Africa.
Scheduled for the Sunshine Coast in November 2024, the Pacific Cup aims to elevate the sport in the Pacific region. An exciting addition to the international calendar is the inaugural U17’s tournament, set to precede the senior tournament. The U17’s Pacific Cup is scheduled to unfold across four action-packed days, featuring three games due to take place mid-November.
Following swiftly after the U17’s tournament, the Senior Pacific Cup will take place, boasting four high-stakes games spread over nine days from covering late November. This tournament heralds a groundbreaking moment for AFL New Zealand as they prepare to unveil the first-ever National Senior Women’s team.
The Senior teams representing New Zealand will be selected from the talent showcased in the 2024 AFL New Zealand Premiership. This league will not only serve as a battleground for top-tier competition but also as ideal preparation for the impending challenge of the Pacific Cup.
The Pacific Cup sets the stage for thrilling clashes and paves the way for a promising future for AFL in New Zealand and the Pacific region as a whole.