Play AFL

AFL is a game for all ages. From AFL KiwiKick at primary school through to national teams.

Upcoming Opportunities


October - December

AFL New Zealand has created its Youth Programme for new players to participate in the sport of AFL

Within the AFL New Zealand Youth programme there is a focus on improving the participants skills and fitness along with a training, game and development programme through a fun and enjoyable pathway.

Men's Premiership

February - April

The AFL New Zealand Men’s Premiership targets to provide 120 athletes throughout New Zealand an opportunity to play at a higher level 

Women's Premiership

February - April

The AFL New Zealand Women’s Premiership targets to provide  women throughout New Zealand an opportunity to play AFL at a higher level 


February - April

The AFL New Zealand Academy has been created for both boys and girls to provide a pathway for athletes to excel through AFL


August - December

There are currently three leagues playing AFL competitions in New Zealand. Those leagues are based in Auckland, Wellington and Canterbury

Other Opportunities

Primary School - Kiwikick

AFL New Zealand’s ‘AVJennings Saints AFL Kiwikick’ programme focuses on developing fundamental movement and ball skills for kids aged 5 – 12

Secondary School

Secondary Schools

AFL New Zealand has diversified programmes to Secondary Schools that provide opportunities for students and staff to participate in AFL

High Performance

The AFL New Zealand High Performance Programme focusses on providing participants with a pathway to excel in AFL

Looking to Coach, Umpire, Manage a team, or volunteer in other ways? Click the link below to find out how you can get involved