Wellington Youngsters battle it out for Category 5 supremacy

Wellington based players who were involved in the AFL New Zealand Academy and born in 1998 or younger will be selected from Category 5 in the upcoming AFL New Zealand National Draft.

 

The AFL New Zealand Academy was launched in Auckland and Wellington and Northland in February 2015 and…

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Auckland Talent to line up in Category 4

Young, talented athletes based in Auckland who are involved in the AFL New Zealand Academy and born in 1998 or younger will be selected from Category 4 in the upcoming AFL New Zealand National Draft.
The AFL New Zealand Academy was launched in Auckland and Wellington in February 2015 and…

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Category 3 spans far and wide across NZ

The AFL New Zealand National Draft will see Category 3 players selected from Regional (Satellite) Cities around New Zealand born 1997 or older.
 

AFL in New Zealand continues to develop around the country and the 2016 AFL New Zealand Premiership will bring together talented players from regions including Northland, Bay…

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Category 2 heads out to the regions

Category 2 of the AFL New Zealand National Draft will include senior players from regional leagues around the country born 1997 or older.
With local AFL leagues in Wellington, Canterbury and Dunedin, Category 2 in the National Draft will provide a solid base of players for the AFL New Zealand…

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Category 1 Draft picks to make an impact

The AFL New Zealand National Draft will see all players placed into one of seven list categories.
Category 1 involves players based in the Auckland region born in 1997 or older. The region holds the biggest population in New Zealand and will be the host of the Premiership at New…

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AFL New Zealand National Draft Explained Part 2

The initial order of the AFL New Zealand National Draft has been determined, with the Central Giants receiving the Number 1 pick.
The Captains from each team (James Kusel, Jared Court, David Rattenbury and Michael Boyce)  are exempt from the draft with nominated teams assigned.

The AFL New Zealand National…

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AFL New Zealand National Draft Explained Part 1

Once an initial playing list has been established, athletes will have their names entered into the AFL New Zealand National Draft, enabling coaching staff from the four competing teams (Northern Suns, Western Crows, Central Giants and Southern Saints) to select their 2016 AFL New Zealand Premiership playing rosters.
The AFL…

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Canterbury based leaders bring youthful experience

Canterbury based players Kyle Smith, James Roughan and Josh Robles have committed to play in the 2016 AFL New Zealand Premiership and even though young of age, all three bring a vast amount of experience to the competition.
The 2016 AFL New Zealand Premiership competition will commence at North Harbour…

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New Zealanders return home for Premiership

Kiwis Rhys Panui-Leth, Justin Clark and Liam Ackland have all plied their trade playing footy in Australia over recent years. All three are now back living in New Zealand and have been signed up to be a part of the 2016 AFLNZ Premiership.

 

In 2010 Panui-Leth commenced…

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Draft secures Auckland Club leaders

Auckland clubs North Shore Tigers , Waitakere Magpies and University Blues leaders have been secured to participate in the 2016 AFL New Zealand Premiership.

 

Adam Rice’s New Zealand representative honours include representation in the 2010 Tongan series and 2011 International Cup. His current leadership role with the Tigers includes…

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Wellington trio to boost draft ranks

Wellington based trio Waylon Baker, Sam McKenzie and Stan Chung have all be confirmed as participants in the AFL New Zealand National Draft in preparation for the 2016 AFL New Zealand Premiership Competition commencing in February next year.
 

All three have a background in New Zealand representative teams but…

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Premiership enlists Australian based player

Australian based Kiwi, Brendan Clark is the first overseas signing for the 2016 AFL New Zealand Premiership. It is expected that other current New Zealand players based in Australian competitions will follow.
Clark is currently aligned with Maroochydore Roos on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast. His addition to the Wild Card…

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