New Zealand All Stars Logo revealed

The AFL New Zealand All Stars have revealed a brand new logo for their upcoming clash with the New Zealand Falcons on September 25th at North Harbour Stadium.

The new logo is designed by former New Zealand Falcon Lewis Hurst and captures a number of elements that represent aspects of New Zealand including the stars of Matariki, the traditional black for NZ and the blue representing the Pacific Ocean.

Matariki is a star cluster that appears in the early morning sky in New Zealand during the mid-winter months.

The star cluster is well known throughout the world and at different times of the year can be seen around the globe. It is one of the brightest clusters in the sky, containing hundreds of member stars.

In a first for AFL New Zealand, the game will be an addition to the calendar and provide a solid contest for players currently playing at the highest level. When international travel restriction abate, it is expected that a surge of opportunities will present themselves to the New Zealand Teams Programme.

The All Stars will provide increased opportunities for;

  • Australians who reside in New Zealand but may not be eligible for New Zealand selection.
  • Young players looking to push for future New Zealand Falcons selection.
  • Senior players who have yet to experience international competition.

AFLNZ CEO Robert Vanstam is happy that the game has created another opportunity to play AFL in New Zealand at the highest level.

“The All Stars concept will continue to be developed with Trans Tasman interest providing adequate opportunities for the teams schedule to grow.  The Allstars has its similarities to Rugby’s Barbarians and will complement the events schedule of the New Zealand Falcons.”