Excitement builds as Auckland AFL season returns for 2016
01 Sep, 2016
The Auckland AFL will kick off its first round this coming weekend when it returns for the 2016 season as keen AFL players across all six clubs prepare to lace up their boots.
The country’s biggest league will see defending back to back Premiers the University Blues, led by coach Chris Mundell, strive for their third straight Premiership as they have a majority of returning players including NZ Hawks midfielders Ben Hick and Tim Stokes.
The Blues kick off their campaign against the Pakuranga Panthers at Mountfort Park, Manurewa (Kick off 2.00pm).
2015 Runners up, the North Shore Tigers will travel to Manurewa and square off against and young and talented Raiders side at Mountfort Park. Coached by 2016 AFLNZ Coach of the Year Dave Abetz, the Raiders will look to continue to grow in season 2016 and should push the Tigers all the wayin what will be a great game.
The game of the round will see the Mt Roskill Saints play host to the Waitakere Magpies at War Memorial Park in Mt Roskill. Both sides boast a number of talented stars and the midfield match up between the two captains Shane Leat (Magpies) and Sam Mckenzie (Saints) will be a pleasure to watch.
2016 is going to be an exciting season, so make sure you get down to watch the games and support your team.
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Story – AAFL.co.nz