Youth Programme’s Auckland Hubs have a successful season


AFL New Zealand would like to express gratitude for the continued support of the Auckland Council in backing the 2023 Auckland Youth Programs.

The Auckland Council continues to play a crucial role in providing funding to the program, ensuring AFL New Zealand’s ability to maintain opportunities for everyone in the community to engage in AFL.

The program features multiple locations across Auckland and holds U12, U14, and U17 Boys’ and Girls’ grades, along with a host of local Coaches from the community. Festival Days bring all of these locations together into one location for a fun day of AFL.

AFL New Zealand created its Youth Program for new players to participate in the sport of AFL. It has a focus on improving athletes’ skills and fitness within a fun environment. This is achieved through a training, game, and development program that highlights the necessary requirements throughout the pathway. The program involves a combination of skill development – kicking, catching, passing, and bouncing, game play, and personal development. This combination will lead to a number of opportunities for participants, which include AFL New Zealand Academy selection, New Zealand representation.

A special thanks to all these Auckland Council Groups for their support.