2017 Premiership Fixture release

23 Jan, 2017

The 2017 AFL New Zealand Premiership is almost upon us and the fixtures have been finalised. The four teams will return to compete in the Premiership Season based at North Harbour Stadium with a 9 round schedule culminating in  April.

 

The Southern Saints and Central Giants will kick off the season on February 12th, followed by defending premiers, the Western Crows taking on the Northern Suns  later that afternoon.

Central Giants Head Coach Rob Malone will look to make an early impression on his new team as they come up against a highly skilled Southern Saints outfit.

Former Northern Suns Head Coach Chris Mundell has taken the reins at the Western in Crows in 2017 and is looking forward to facing up to his old side. “I’m really excited about the new season ahead. The majority of returning players will have stepped up a level from last season and I am ready for the challenge in taking on a new team.”

Some Key Fixtures throughout the season will be in Round 3, where the Western Crows will take on the Southern Saints. Both sides finished first and second in last years competition, but the Crows won all three encounters and the Saints will look to exact revenge this coming season. The Central Giants and Northern Suns will play the last game of the season in Round 9 on April 9th. Both sides, played three epic encounters in 2016 with the Suns got the better of the Giants on two occasions. With some talented recruits drafted to both sides, look for more of the same in 2017.

The Premiership is seen as the perfect opportunity for a higher level competition providing an extension to the traditional regional league seasons spanning between August to December each year.

Round 1: Sunday February 12th
Game 1: 11.30amSouthern Saints thumbnailVSCentral Giants thumbnail
Game 2: 1.45pmWestern Crows thumbnailVSNorthern Suns thumbnail
Round 2: Sunday February 19th
Game 1: 11.30amWestern Crows thumbnailVSCentral Giants thumbnail
Game 2: 1.45pmSouthern Saints thumbnailVSNorthern Suns thumbnail
Round 3: Sunday February 26th
Game 1: 11.30amWestern Crows thumbnailVSSouthern Saints thumbnail
Game 2: 1.45pmCentral Giants thumbnailVSNorthern Suns thumbnail
Round 4: Sunday March 5th
Game 1: 11.30amNorthern Suns thumbnailVSWestern Crows thumbnail
Game 2: 1.45pmCentral Giants thumbnailVSSouthern Saints thumbnail
Round 5: Sunday March 12th
Game 1: 11.30amNorthern Suns thumbnailVSSouthern Saints thumbnail
Game 2: 1.45pmCentral Giants thumbnailVSWestern Crows thumbnail
Round 6: Sunday March 19th
Game 1: 11.30amNorthern Suns thumbnailVSCentral Giants thumbnail
Game 2: 1.45pmSouthern Saints thumbnailVSWestern Crows thumbnail
Round 7: Sunday March 26th
Game 1: 11.30amSouthern Saints thumbnailVSCentral Giants thumbnail
Game 2: 1.45pmWestern Crows thumbnailVSNorthern Suns thumbnail
Round 8: Sunday April 2nd
Game 1: 11.30amWestern Crows thumbnailVSCentral Giants thumbnail
Game 2: 1.45pmSouthern Saints thumbnailVSNorthern Suns thumbnail
Round 9: Sunday April 9th
Game 1: 11.30amCentral Giants thumbnailVSNorthern Suns thumbnail
Game 2: 1.45pmWestern Crows thumbnailVSSouthern Saints thumbnail

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