Giants sink Crows Premiership hopes
AFL New Zealand
by Alastair
3d ago
The Central Giants have sunk the Crows hopes of lifting the Premiership trophy after defeating the side in the Crows final game of the season, scoring two goals in quick succession to get ahead in the final quarter. Right from the first whistle, the game was on and the contest was tight. The Central Giants applied pressure early but the Crows defense held strong, keeping the Giants forwards quiet and dismantling their inside 50 efforts. The counterattack from the Crows was strong and gave them an early lead, but the Giants wouldn’t stay down for long and their accuracy in front of goal put the ..read more
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Foundation North continues to support the growth of AFL in New Zealand
AFL New Zealand
by Alastair
3d ago
AFL New Zealand would like to thank Foundation North for their continued support in the development of AFL within New Zealand. The funding provided by the Trust directly assists the AFL New Zealand employment team and leads to the leadership and structure required to impact on the initiatives highlighted below. Over the past 12 months, AFL New Zealand has delivered 24,274 personal experiences to local communities aged between 5 and 18, through the following programmes; AFLNZ Youth Programme AFL New Zealand Academy AFL KiwiKick Secondary Schools Coach the Coaches Foundation North’s commitment ..read more
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Falcons and All Stars name teams
AFL New Zealand
by Alastair
5d ago
The New Zealand Falcons and NZ All Stars have named their teams ahead of their clash. The match against the AFL New Zealand All Stars will take place on Sunday April 21st at 1.30pm at North Harbour Stadium, following the completion of the 2024 AFL New Zealand Premiership season. The first match between the two sides resulted in Falcons beating the All Stars by 61 points. This year, the All Stars have drawn in more international talent, with players from Australia, France and the UK expected to take part, potentially leveling out the playing field and creating a tighter contest. The match will ..read more
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Coach of the Year Nominations
AFL New Zealand
by Alastair
5d ago
The AFL New Zealand Awards are poised to commemorate the return to a full schedule in 2023, which witnessed the resurgence of Youth, Academy and the AFLNZ Premiership along with the international schedule. The Coach of the year is awarded to a coach that has not just had a great season with their team, but has also helped guide their team through adversities and brought the best out of each their players. Congratulations to all the Nominees Coach of the Year Nominees Justin Gauci Brendan Clark Rob Malone Peter Geale The post Coach of the Year Nominations appeared first on AFL New Z ..read more
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Western Ravens edge out Shakers to finish season undefeated
AFL New Zealand
by Alastair
5d ago
The Western Ravens have held off a strong Central Shakers side to finish their season undefeated. In their last fixture of the season, the Western Ravens were looking to start fast and get on the board early, however the Central Shakers rose to the challenge and defensively had the Ravens under control. The Ravens managed sneak through 2 goals in the first quarter through Holly Lightbourne and Coola Baudry which gave them control of the game and a healthy 13 point lead at the end of the first quarter. The second quarter was tough and the defense form both sides was working immensely hard, maki ..read more
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Senior Players of the Year Nominations
AFL New Zealand
by Alastair
5d ago
The AFL New Zealand Awards are poised to commemorate the return to a full schedule in 2023, which witnessed the resurgence of Youth and Academy Programmes along with the international schedule. The nominees for the AFL New Zealand Senior Players of the Year must have engaged in New Zealand Programmes and demonstrated excellence within their respective football communities. Players nominated in this year’s Men’s and Women’s categories hail from both Australia and New Zealand, showcasing how our Senior players are increasingly exploring opportunities across the Tasman for their footballing endea ..read more
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U19 Player of the Year Nominations
AFL New Zealand
by Alastair
1w ago
The AFL New Zealand Awards are poised to celebrate the return to a full schedule in 2023, where we witnessed the revival of Youth and Academy Programmes as well as the international schedule. The U19’s Player of the Year award is bestowed upon an individual who has participated in AFL New Zealand Pathways and has distinguished themselves through their contributions to the local club, Premiership, and the 2023 U19’s Tour in Melbourne. Congratulations to all the nominees! U19 Player of the Year Lachie McBride Max Hammett Noah Allison Tane Kirton The post U19 Player of the Year Nominations appear ..read more
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Youth Players of the Year Nominations
AFL New Zealand
by Alastair
1w ago
The AFL New Zealand Awards are poised to celebrate the return to a full schedule in 2023, where we witnessed the revival of Youth and Academy Programmes as well as the international schedule. The Youth Player of the Year awards are bestowed upon individuals who have actively engaged in AFL New Zealand Pathways and have left their mark in either the Youth, Academy, 2023 Mornington Campaigns, and for some, at the club and Premiership level. Congratulations to all the nominees listed below. The Nominations are Youth Boys Players of the Year Josh lightbourne Cooper Clark Isaac Brown Sam Meyer You ..read more
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Western Crows snatch first win against the Saints
AFL New Zealand
by Alastair
2w ago
The Western Crows have kept their premiership hopes alive, beating the Saints with a solid second half performance and getting their first win of the season. The last game in Christchurch for the season, saw a classic match between the two rivals. With the season on the line, the Crows started strong, kicking the first goal and controlling the game for the first half of the opening quarter. The Saints wouldn’t be held down though and star forward Lachie McBride putting the Saints in front later in the quarter as the Saints took back control, finishing the quarter with an 8 point lead. The back ..read more
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Ravens hold strong to beat the Stars
AFL New Zealand
by Alastair
2w ago
The Western Ravens have continued their streak of strong performances around the park to beat the Stars. The Western Ravens delivered a strong first up performance against the Southern Stars in their opening round match, where the Ravens came out on top. The Stars however have steadily been improving and looked strong as the two sides battled it out in the first quarter. The Ravens have developed a reputation for putting the pressure on early as the side mounted an early attack. The Stars did extremely well to handle the pressure and kept the Ravens to just 2 goals for the quarter. The second ..read more
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