Youth Competition Registrations are Open

The AFLNZ Youth Programme is back in full swing in 2022, and registrations have opened. The AFLNZ Youth Competition is an “participant first” programme and we aim to ensure that the focus is on the development of those taking part.

The aim of the Youth Programme is to provide a fun and exciting environment to experience AFL and develop and learn AFL Skills, Rules, Game Play and the continued Pathway’s available to our participants.

The programme will provide a weekly focus on specific modules on each of these areas and you also have access to learn more about these elements as and when you choose.

Youth Benefits Include

  • Each registered player will receive an AFL New Zealand Youth Top
  • AFL Football (Please make sure you label these with your name to ensure retention.)
  • 7 week Development programme
  • Weekly awards
  • Selection opportunities for:
    • National Combine
    • AFL New Zealand Academy
    • New Zealand representation

International Scholarship.

Our programmes have helped many participants find greater success across different sporting codes over the years, with the likes of Shaun Johnson (Warriors & Kiwis), David Fuistua (Leeds Rhinos & Kiwis), Sam Dickson (NZ 7’s) and most recently Will Warbrick (NZ 7’s & Melbourne Storm) all developing their skills playing AFL before making it in their selected sport

The 2022 Programme starts in the last week of October. It will be held in Wellington, Christchurch and across multiple locations in Auckland. The Early payment benefit ends on the 23rd October 2022