2018 AFL New Zealand Premiership Fixture release

23 Jan, 2018

The 2018 AFL New Zealand Premiership is set for kick off in less than twenty days and AFL New Zealand has released the fixture for the upcoming national AFL competition. The nine round season begins on Sunday February 11th at QBE Stadium in Albany, Auckland.

 

The Northern Suns and Western Crows will kick off the season on February 12th at 11.30am as former New Zealand Captain and new Crows Head Coach Andrew Crighton will be pushing for a victory early on in the competition.

Defending premiers, the Southern Saints will open their campaign against the new look Central Giants which will see new Giants Captain Sam McKenzie come up against his old side for the first time.

“I’m really excited to have the opportunity to lead one of the AFL New Zealand Premiership sides, especially as the competition continues to grow and more of the young players from our Youth and Academy systems flow through into the sides. It’s going to be a weird feeling playing against former teammates, (especially opposite captain Michael Boyce who I have played only ever played with on the same team – Mt Roskill, Southern Saints, Auckland and New Zealand), but our Giants side will be fast and strong and we are looking forward to testing ourselves against the best.” Giants Captain Sam McKenzie.

One of the key fixtures during the season will be in Round 2, where the Southern Saints take on their 2017 rivals, the Northern Suns. In their three previous meetings in 2017, the margin has been less than three goals in each of the games and expect their Round 2 encounter to be no different.

The Central Giants and Northern Suns will play the last game of the season in Round 9 on April 15th.

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 11th
Game 1: 11.30amNorthern Suns thumbnailVSWestern Crows thumbnail
Game 2: 1.45pmSouthern Saints thumbnailVSCentral Giants thumbnail
Round 2: Sunday February 18th
Game 1: 11.30amCentral Giants thumbnailVSWestern Crows thumbnail
Game 2: 1.45pmSouthern Saints thumbnailVSNorthern Suns thumbnail
Round 3: Sunday February 25th
Game 1: 11.30amCentral Giants thumbnailVSNorthern Suns thumbnail
Game 2: 1.45pm Western Crows thumbnailVSSouthern Saints thumbnail
Round 4: Sunday March 4th
Game 1: 11.30amWestern Crows thumbnailVSNorthern Suns thumbnail
Game 2: 1.45pmCentral Giants thumbnailVSSouthern Saints thumbnail
Round 5: Sunday March 11th
Game 1: 11.30amNorthern Suns thumbnailVSSouthern Saints thumbnail
Game 2: 1.45pmWestern Crows thumbnailVSCentral Giants thumbnail
Round 6: Sunday March 18th
Game 1: 11.30amWestern Crows thumbnailVSSouthern Saints thumbnail
Game 2: 1.45pmNorthern Suns thumbnailVSCentral Giants thumbnail
Round 7: Sunday March 25th
Game 1: 11.30amSouthern Saints thumbnailVSCentral Giants thumbnail
Game 2: 1.45pmNorthern Suns thumbnailVSWestern Crows thumbnail
Round 8: Sunday April 8th
Game 1: 11.30amSouthern Saints thumbnailVSNorthern Suns thumbnail
Game 2: 1.45pmCentral Giants thumbnailVSWestern Crows thumbnail
Round 9: Sunday April 15th
Game 1: 11.30amSouthern Saints thumbnailVSWestern Crows thumbnail
Game 2: 1.45pmCentral Giants thumbnailVSNorthern Suns thumbnail

 

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