Wellington KiwiKick tournament sees skills on display

The fifth edition of the Upper Valley Cluster AFL KiwiKick Tournament took place at Trentham Memorial Park in Upper Hutt, Wellington.


The Upper Hutt Kiwikick Cluster saw 12 teams from 8 Schools compete in the annual AFL KiwiKick Tournament.

Over 150 kids participated and the standard was high right from the start of the day with kicking and marking skills impressing the supporters who came to watch.

The day was played in great spirit as there was plenty of sportsmanship going on and massive smiles on the students faces.

All the teams developed their skills throughout the day and Pinehaven School and Totara Park School managed to take out the two grades.

Schools involved on the day:

  • Silverstream School
  • Fraser Crescent School
  • Totara Park School
  • St Joseph’s Primary
  • Trentham School
  • Nga Toa School
  • Pinehaven School
  • Plateau School

A huge praise to all the students for giving a new sport a go and having great attitudes for the entire day.

Students from Upper Hutt College who recently completed the AFL Secondary Schools ‘Coach the Coaches‘ Programme were on hand to assist with the tournament.

They assisted with:

  • Umpiring
  • Scoring
  • Timekeeping
  • Recording results
  • Coaching fun games while teams had their bye rounds

The feedback from the Primary Schools was all positive and they were impressed by the Upper Hutt College students.

Students from Pinehaven School (Front) along with Upper Hutt College Students (Back) who helped organise the day.

AFL New Zealand would like to thank David King from Activation for his help in the organisation of the tournament along with Scott Leggett from Upper Hutt College and the rest of the teachers in charge of the Primary Schools who helped get the kids involved in what was a successful tournament.