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
  • 8 week Development programme
  • Weekly awards
  • Selection opportunities for:
    • National Combine
    • AFL New Zealand Academy
    • New Zealand representation
      • April Series vs MPJFL, Auckland
      • December, U16s Boys and Girls, Oceania Cup, Suva Fiji
    • International Exchange opportunities
    • 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
Sunday 10th December will see all Auckland Centers comes together for a day at North Harbour Stadium

Canterbury – No session November 18 for Canterbury Anniversary Weekend

All Wednesday sessions will start at 4:30pm and finish at 6:00pm

Please note: Dates will be constantly reviewed, to insure the programme can run under government guidelines

Age Groups & Grades

AFL KiwiKick boys & girls:              Born 2016 – 2011

Under 14 boys & girls:                   Born 2011 – 2009

Under 17 boys & girls:                   Born 2009 – 2006

*Players born in 2009 and 2011, 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 1.5 hour block between  9.00am and 10.30am, 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 $149 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

The Youth Programme will involve a total cost of $149 requiring a one off payment due by 31st October 2023. Payment can be made in conjunction with registration to secure involvement.

On Registration you also have the option to add on a AFL Football

Registration and payment

Please go to the following link to register and pay for the upcoming season.

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

Thursday 26th October 6pm to 7pm

We look forward to seeing you in October for scheduled parent and participant information evenings to be held via Zoom.

More information can be found here 

Youth Pathway

Check out your pathway for AFL within New Zealand

For Participant Information, click here.