Sweeping changes to the AFLNZ Girls Academy for 2022

AFL New Zealand has made a number of changes for 2022 with a focus on the NZ community domestically.

The AFL New Zealand Academy is seen as the perfect opportunity for continued development from initial involvement at Secondary School or Youth Programme level towards High Performance, New Zealand Representation and International opportunities.

The 2022 AFL New Zealand Academy will commence on Sunday February 13th 2022.

8 week programme with sessions focus on skill development and game understanding.

Sessions will be based at Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch training hubs with AFLNZ Academy participants linking to midweek training sessions with AFL New Zealand Women’s Premiership squads.

Girls born in 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2007 who join the Academy will link with AFL New Zealand Women’s Premiership Teams;

  • Central Shakers                 Wellington, Auckland and Christchurch
  • Western Ravens               Wellington, Auckland and Christchurch
  • Northern Storm                Wellington, Auckland and Christchurch 

AFL New Zealand Premiership involvement Feb 13th to April 10th based at North Harbour Stadium including;

  • Flights, Ground Transport, Meals
  • Alignment with one of the three Women’s Premiership Teams
  • Video footage forwarded to the Sydney Swans Academy for analysis.
  • Attendance at the Grand Final Awards Breakfast on the morning of April 10th 2022.
  • Participate in or view the AFL New Zealand Women’s Premiership Grand Final.
  • View the New Zealand Falcons vs All Stars match.  
  • Provision of additional resource for learnings or workshops on strength and conditioning, nutrition, drug awareness, AFL rules, AFL elite requirements.