AFL New Zealand Academy to play Peninsula Saints

The Level 2 AFL New Zealand Hawks Academy will play a 2 game series against the Peninsula Saints from South East Victoria in Auckland over the ANZAC Day weekend.

This is the second time a team from the South East Victorian region has travelled over to NZ and are looking forward to the 5 day trip. General Manager of the region Jeremy Bourke, has been successful in creating an annual fixture between the two teams and this has been supplemented by a Youth Girls team also being represented in a two match series against the New Zealand Kahu.

Following on from the ANZAC Day weekend, AFL New Zealand will have an Under 18 National team travel to AFL South East in Melbourne where they will firstly link with local clubs before playing a game against local opposition and a chance to visit the home of AFL for a great experience.

New Zealand Hawks Academy Level 2

Head CoachShannon Wall
Assistant CoachDavid Abetz
Assistant CoachKieran Houlker
ManagerAaron Tamariki
Full NameRegionSchool
Aaron KohaiKawerauEdgecumbe College
Chai ProctorOtagoWakatipu High
Clayton WaltersWaitakereGreen Bay High School
Dawson NanaiAucklandSouthern Cross Campus
Declan CrannWaitakereGreen Bay High School
Hayden JohnstonOtagoOtago Boys High School
Hoani Rogers-BrownNorthlandDargaville High School
Isaac PiperAucklandSt Peters College
Jack MorrisWaitakereGreen Bay High School
Jacob BurriWaitakereGreen Bay High School
Jacob TuckerHarbourNorthcote College
Joel BrownAucklandSt Pauls College
Joseph Alesich-TamarikiAucklandRosmini College
Josh MackieOtagoOtago Boys High School
Joshua Morgan-RanuiWellingtonWellington College
Keedon BruceNorthlandWhangarei Boys High School
Lachlan KennedyNorthlandWhangarei Boys High School
Lewis Barrow-YoungHarbourNorthcote College
Luke DunningAucklandAlbany Senior High School
Max StuartNorthlandBay of Islands College
Michael IwashitaNorthlandWhangarei Boys High School
Sebastian Serrano-ValladaresAucklandSacred Heart College
Shaun HanningWellingtonSaint Patricks College Silverstream
William KemptWellingtonSaint Patricks College Silverstream
Wednesday April 20th- New Zeland players arrive in Auckland
Thursday April 21st- Training camp
Thursday April 21st- 7.30pm Welcome Function, AFLNZ Academy Level 2 & Peninsula Saints U16 Boys Millennium Institute
(Tickets are now closed  for the Welcome Function)
Friday April 22nd- 2.00pm Game 1 AFLNZ Academy Level 2 vs Peninsula Saints QBE Stadium
Friday April 22nd- 4.45pm After Match Function QBE Stadium. (Players and officials meals only)
Saturday April 23rd – 6.00pm High Performance Awards Spencer on Byron
(Tickets are now closed for the HP Awards night)
Sunday April 24th –3.00pm Game 2, AFLNZ Academy Level 2 vs Peninsula Saints QBE Stadium
Sunday April 24th -6.15pm After Match Function QBE Stadium. (Players and officials meals only)
 To check out all the events over the ANZAC week end click here