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Red hot regional players return to the Suns in 2017

The Northern Suns have announced that they will add regional players, Misilifi Faimalo, Heta Scarf-Matthews and Jamie Exeter to “their retained players list” for the 2017 AFL New Zealand Premiership.
 
Misilifi Faimalo
Still only 17 years old, Northern Demons, Porirua College student Misilifi Faimalo has already achieved so…

01 Nov 2:10 PM 0 Read More...

National draft to feature Oceania Champion

Former New Zealand Hawk Craig Morgan will be entered into the AFL New Zealand National Draft for the 2017 AFL New Zealand Premiership.
 

The 22 year old was a member of the victorious U16 NZ Hawks side who won the Oceania tournament in 2011 held in Fiji. His first…

31 Oct 2:02 PM 0 Read More...

Timaru based Read selected for National Draft

Timaru based George Read has been selected for the 2017 AFL New Zealand National Draft.
 

Born in Ashburton and currently residing in Timaru in the South Island, Read has a long history of playing AFL in New Zealand. He is one of the few players to have represented the…

29 Oct 8:35 AM 0 Read More...

Sullivan to enter draft

Quality Christchurch Bulldogs midfielder Wayne Sullivan has been secured for the 2017 AFL New Zealand Premiership National Draft.
 

Formally based at Sydney Club, the Balmain Docker, Sullivan moved to Christchurch in 2011 and has been an impact player within the Canterbury Australian Football League over the past five seasons…

28 Oct 1:44 PM 0 Read More...

Halstead looks to make impact in another code

32 year old Peter Halstead, is a 190cm, lanky and rather unfashionable Miramar Rangers striker, with aspirations to make an impact in the 2017 AFL New Zealand Premiership as a ruck man.
 

Known as an unsung hero amongst football circles,  the big centre forward has been part of relatively…

25 Oct 3:36 PM 0 Read More...

Development players rise to the occasion

During the 2016 AFL New Zealand Premiership, a selected number of players under the age of 18 were picked to be apart of the competition as development players. These players played for multiple clubs and were selected to further increase their skill base and knowledge of the sport.
 

We…

21 Oct 3:27 PM 0 Read More...

Suns secure gun midfielder for 2017

The Northern Suns have announced Tim Stokes as their first retained player for the 2017 Premiership.
 

A rather unknown name in the local community, University Blues midfielder Tim Stokes applied to be a part of the AFL New Zealand National Draft and was picked up by the Suns for…

14 Oct 3:30 PM 0 Read More...

Giants retain Young Star

The Central Giants have announced Max Hicks as their first retained base player for the 2017 AFL New Zealand Premiership.
 

Max was first identified at the AFL New Zealand Youth competition last year and at only 17 years of age, Hicks was approached to play in the Premiership and…

14 Oct 12:52 PM 0 Read More...

Rising Star retained by the Crows

The Western Crows have secured the services of young defender Alastair Maisey.
 

The year 13 student from Lynfield College in Auckland is the first player to be retained by the Crows. Maisey had a breakout season in 2016 with the Crows and was named as the Round 5 Rising…

12 Oct 4:00 PM 0 Read More...

Brandon a Saint in 2017

Brandon Sucu has been retained by the Southern Saints for the 2017 AFL New Zealand Premiership.
 

The 22-year-old Fullback from Auckland’s North Shore was named as the 2016 AFL New Zealand Premiership Best and Fairest winner where he was a standout for the Saints all season…

11 Oct 4:21 PM 0 Read More...

Premiership Playing Assistant coaches announced

For the upcoming 2017 AFL New Zealand Premiership season, each of the four sides have introduced a playing assistant coach to add to the development of players and coaches to further grow the game in Aotearoa.
 

With these announcements, each of the four playing assistant coaches will be exempt…

07 Oct 4:34 PM 0 Read More...

Assistant Coaches named for 2017 Premiership

All four teams in the AFL New Zealand Premiership have announced their assistant coach in preparation for the 2017 season. 
 

 

 
Alex Fakatoumafi – Southern Saints
Former Northern Suns assistant Alex Fakatoumafi will join the Southern Saints as assistant coach for the 2017 AFL New Zealand Premiership.

Alex will…

30 Sep 4:51 PM 0 Read More...