About AFLNZ Youth

This page gives you all the information you need to sign up for the AFL New Zealand Youth Programme.

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 programme
  • Development programme
  • Weekly awards
  • Selection opportunities for:
    • National Combine
    • AFL New Zealand Academy
    • New Zealand representation
    • International Scholarship.
Youth Development Programme

Each week, coaches, volunteers and participants will be provided with correspondence to direct you to the Development resources for the week.

These are great resources for participants to not only increase skills and knowledge in AFL, but also be a healthy athlete.

Youth Programme Dates

Starting on Sunday 31st October and every other Sunday for 7 weeks

Age Groups & Grades

AFL KiwiKick boys & girls:              Born 2009 or younger

Under 14 boys & girls:                        Born 2007 – 2009

Under 17 boys & girls:                        Born 2004 – 2007

*Players born in 2007 and 2009, can choose in which grade to participate.

Venues

Youth competitions will be held in three centres in Auckland as well as centres in Christchurch and Wellington. Please see below associated venues.

Find venue locations here.

Timings

To minimise time and travel commitments, training and game will be held on the same day. Participants will be involved in a 2 hour block between  9.00am and 12.00pm, depending on location and  allocated closer to the commencement of the programme.

Find times for each venue here

Family concession

Families who wish to register more than two children in the Youth Programme will only incur a maximum cost of  $200 and still receive all the same benefits!! . Please get in touch if you have another family member you wish to register for free. Email youth@aflnz.co.nz 

Register here

When you navigate to the registration page you will have the options to create a new login which will assist with future AFLNZ programmes. There is also an option to register as a guest.

Participation Costs

Details on associated costs can be found at the following link along with a link to registration. Please note the considerable savings available through the early bird payment schedule.

For more information, click here.

Registration and payment

Please go to the following link to register and pay for the upcoming season. A reminder of the early bird deadline date of October 1st 2021.

Register here

When you navigate to the registration page you will have the options to create a new log in which will assist with future AFLNZ programmes. There is also an option to register as a guest.

Parent and participant information evening

We look forward to seeing you in October for scheduled parent and participant information evenings to be held in your area held between between 26th to the 28th October followed by Round 1 of the AFL New Zealand Youth Competition on October 31st 2021.

See locations here 

The evening will be a chance to meet coordinators and coaches, any questions you have around a new and mysterious sport and find out more about AFL pathways including the AFLNZ Academy and NZ representation.

Youth Pathway

Check out your pathway for AFL within New Zealand

For Participant Information, click here.