Southern Saints Coach after consistency

The 2017 AFL New Zealand Premiership winning coach Warwick Kain will lead the Southern Saints again in the 2018 competition commencing in February next year.
 

Otago based Warwick Kain coached the Saints to their first Premiership in 2017 after winning eight out of their nine games and has been…

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Key midfielders retained by the Crows for 2018 Premiership

The Western Crows have announced that they will add Auckland based New Zealand representative players, Shane Leat, Ty Smith and Te Kopa Tipene-Thomas to their retained players list for the 2018 AFL New Zealand Premiership.
 

The players classify as Retained Players List (RPL) 2 which is the retention…

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Former NZ Captain to Coach Crows

Former New Zealand Senior Captain Andrew Crighton will take up the position as head coach for the Western Crows in the 2018 AFL New Zealand Premiership.
 

Andrew has a strong history of involvement with AFL within New Zealand. His starting point was initially as a 16 year old playing…

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NZ stars retained by the Suns for 2018

The Northern Suns have announced that they will add Auckland based New Zealand representative players, Liam Beattie, Jackson Clince and Will Dickinson to their retained players list for the 2018 AFL New Zealand Premiership.
 

The players classify as Retained Players List (RPL) 2 which is the retention of Auckland…

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Northern Suns coach to return in 2018

David Abetz will remain as head coach of the Northern Suns for 2018 AFL New Zealand Premiership Season.
 

Assistant Coach of the 2016 Premiership winners the Western Crows, Abetz took over the head coach role at the Suns at the start of the 2017 season and took them from…

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Youth competition breeds Premiership talent

The upcoming AFL New Zealand Youth competition has opened the door for many young athletes to shine in the AFL New Zealand Premiership.
 

The 2017 Youth season begins in Auckland and Wellington on October 29th and was created to compliment the pathway for participants to enjoy and excel in…

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Howie on the road to recovery ahead of National Draft

191cm Daniel Howie will be another name entered into this years AFL New Zealand National Draft on November 21st and will join a raft of young talent that will be looking to book a spot in one of the four AFL New Zealand Premiership sides in 2018. 
 

A development…

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Jones to enter National Draft after rapid rise

AFL New Zealand Academy talent Couper Jones will join the ever growing list of young stars in the AFL New Zealand National Draft.
 

After getting a taste of the AFL New Zealand Premiership as a development player earlier in the year, the highly skilled forward from Long Bay on…

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2017 AFL New Zealand Draft

The 2017 AFL New Zealand National Draft will take place November 21st and will see all players placed into one of five list categories. Highlighting the logistics of the competition and scheduling at QBE Stadium, the list categories are determined by national representation, age and regions throughout New Zealand.
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AFL New Zealand Premiership Honours Board

In the lead up to the 2018 AFL New Zealand Premiership, we have created an honours board that look back over the past two seasons of New Zealand’s Premier AFL competition. 
 
Premiers

AFL New Zealand Premiership Player of the Year

Best Attacking team

Best Defending team

All time…

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Hybrid Turf to feature in 2018 Premiership

The hybrid turf facility at QBE Stadium will once again be utilised during the 2018 AFL New Zealand Premiership.
 

The turf is the latest addition to QBE Stadium and features an artificial turf layer which allows grass to grow through from underneath. The type of turf is normally used…

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Tall talent to enter National Draft

194cm Will Kempt from Wellington will be hot property at this years AFL New Zealand National Draft to be held in November.
 

Playing as a development player in the 2017 AFL New Zealand Premiership, the 17 year old from the Wellington City Saints now classifies as a senior player…

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