NZ rising star a hot ticket at this year's draft

Young Howick Hornets and NZ age group rising star Luke Williams will be entered into this years AFL New Zealand National Draft 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 2019…

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AFL New Zealand Premiership Honours Board

In the lead up to the 2019 AFL New Zealand Premiership, we have created an honours board that looks back over the past three 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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Assistant Coaches named for 2019 Premiership

All four teams in the AFL New Zealand Premiership have announced their assistant coach in preparation for the 2019 season.
 
Central Giants – Adam Clarke

Canterbury based Adam Clarke has been announced as the assistant coach of the Central Giants for the 2019 Premiership.

Currently with University Cougars in Christchurch…

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2018 National Draft date announced

The 2018 AFL New Zealand National Draft will take place Wednesday November 28th and will see all players placed into one of three list categories.
 

Highlighting the logistics of the competition and scheduling at QBE Stadium, the list categories are determined by age and regions throughout New Zealand.

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Northern Suns land big names for 2019

The Northern Suns have utilised their two priority picks in the national draft to secure the big names of Matt Kemp and Vandyn Hartman from the Western Crows for the 2019 AFL New Zealand Premiership. 
 

Under the ruling of the Retained Player List (RPL) Category 3, it states:

Each…

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Crows hard men back for 2019

Ryan White and Luke Dunning will return to play for the Western Crows in the 2019 AFL New Zealand Premiership after both players were retained. 
 

The pair were retained under Category 3 of the Retained Players List (RPL) and join remaining Auckland players Jacob Tucker, Josh Copeland and Alastair…

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Saints retain talented Auckland youth

The Southern Saints have announced that they have retained Couper Jones and Clayton Walters for the 2019 AFL New Zealand Premiership season. 
 

The duo were retained under Category 3 of the Retained Players List (RPL).

RPL 3 is the Retention of Auckland based players. (Up to 5 players retained…

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Giants secure experience for 2019 Premiership

The Central Giants have announced the retention of Brad Ingram and Sean Andrews for the 2019 AFL New Zealand Premiership season.
 

The pair were retained under Category 3 of the Retained Players List (RPL).

RPL 3 is the Retention of Auckland based players. (Up to 5 players retained).

Ingram…

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Each clubs retained players for 2019

Over the past month, the four AFL New Zealand Premiership sides have revealed their retained players for the 2019 season. With still a number of players yet to be named, we list the stars that have already been retained so far.
 

The “Retained Players List” was added to the…

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Saints superstar back for 2019

The Southern Saints have retained Misilifi Faimalo and Sam Blackler for the 2019 AFL New Zealand Premiership while using their priority draft pick to secure the services of former Northern Suns half forward Josh Sedgwick.
 

The 2017 Premiership winning side used a priority pick to land Sedgwick under the…

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Awatere, Kempt and Allen stay at the Suns

AFL New Zealand Premiership side, the Northern Suns have announced that they have retained regional based players Alex Awatere, Will Kempt and Josh Allen for the 2019 season.
 

The pair were retained under Category 2 of the Retained Players List (RPL).

RPL 2 is the Retention of regional based…

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Canterbury stars to remain at the Crows

Canterbury stars Sam Burdett, Brad Mavor and Jed Willliams have all been retained by the Western Crows for the 2019 AFL New Zealand Premiership.
 

The pair were retained under Category 2 of the Retained Players List (RPL).

RPL 2 is the Retention of regional based players. (Up to 5…

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