Register Now for the AFLNZ Academy Footy Frenzy

AFL New Zealand is proud to present the AFLNZ Academy Footy Frenzy, taking place at North Harbour Stadium in Auckland from April 13th to 15th. This unique weekend isn’t just for seasoned players; it’s an opportunity for aspiring athletes eager to delve into the world of AFL or simply to become better athlete.

The event welcomes participants from various backgrounds, including AFLNZ Youth and Academy programs, school programmes, and individuals keen to enhance their athleticism or explore AFL. Whether aiming to represent New Zealand internationally or simply looking to refine skills, all are encouraged to join in.

The action-packed weekend begins with a high-performance experience at AUT Millennium, home of High-Performance New Zealand, featuring athlete development sessions and educational workshops aimed at unlocking participants’ full potential. Highlights include the Combine Test, offering insights into individual performance and potential global opportunities, with results sent to the AFL Talent team in Australia.

Throughout the weekend, participants engage in skill sessions with coaches from Australia and top NZ coaches, viewing of final rounds of Female and Male AFLNZ Premiership games on Sunday. The event wraps up with further skill sessions and an information session on upcoming opportunities to represent New Zealand at either the U17’s Pacific Cup (Sunshine Coast, Australia) or the U15’s Oceania Cup (Suva, Fiji) at the end of the year, catering to both male and female athletes.

With access to AUT Millennium and athlete development coaches, participants can expect three days of enriching activities, including meals and essential AFLNZ gear. Join us for a weekend of growth, camaraderie, and football. Register now to secure your spot in this enriching event.


  • 3 days of exciting activities
  • Daily lunch and snacks
  • Dinner at the Function on Saturday night
  • Access to AUT Millennium and Athlete Development Coaches
    • Education workshops
    • Combine test with results sent to AFL Talent Team
    • Practical Training Session
    • Hot and Cold/Pool Recovery
  • Coach from Australia
  • AFLNZ Appeal
    • AFLNZ Academy Polo (If not already owned)
    • AFLNZ Gym Shorts
    • AFLNZ Gear Bag


Day 1 – Saturday, 13th April: Athlete Development at AUT Millennium

  • Tour of AUT Millennium and High-Performance New Zealand Centre
  • Education Workshop
  • Combine Test with individual performance results sent to AFL Talent team in Australia.
  • Practical Training Session
  • Hot and cold/pool recovery
  • Function Eventing with a sumptuous meal

Day 2 – Sunday, 14th April: AFL Skill Session and Premiership Game Viewing at North Harbour Stadium

  • Skill Sessions with a coach from Australia and top NZ Coaches
  • Final round of Female and Male Premiership games

Day 3 – Monday, 15th April: AFL Skills Session and Games at North Harbour Stadium

  • Skill Sessions with a coach from Australia and Top NZ Coaches
  • Pathway Players information session – explore upcoming opportunities to represent New Zealand

Note: This is NOT a stay-in campaign, and participants will be staying at home. If you are from outside Auckland and require accommodation, please let us know, and we will assist in facilitating a billet for you to stay at