Southern Saints promote assistant coach

The Southern Saints have promoted 2016 Assistant Coach Warwick Kain as their head coach for the 2017 AFLNZ Premiership season.
 

Warwick Kain is a mainstay of the AFLNZ Academy and High Performance Programmes and with over 4 years’ experience with Under 16, Under 18 New Zealand and most recently…

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Northern Suns appoint new coach

David Abetz has secured the lead coaching position at the Northern Suns for the 2017 AFL New Zealand Premiership Season.
 

Assistant Coach of the 2016 Premiership winners the Western Crows, Abetz has progressed well through the AFL New Zealand High Performance Programme  and was awarded Coach of the Year…

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Western Crows replace Malone with Mundell

Home grown coaching talent Chris “Junior” Mundell has moved on from his initial tenure with the Northern Suns to take the helm of 2016 AFL New Zealand Premiership winners the Western Crows for the 2017 season.
 

With over six years of professional coaching experience, Chris Mundell has become a…

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Premiership winning coach switches to Central Giants for 2017

Robert Malone has moved on from the 2016 Premiership winning team the Western Crows and will take on the lead coaching roles at the Central Giants.

 

With 2016 Giants coach Shannon Wall unavailable for the lead role in 2017, the move in coaching personnel is the first of several…

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AFL New Zealand Premiership readies for 2017

The newly formed AFL New Zealand Premiership will commence the new season on February 12th 2017.
 

Four teams will compete in the Premiership Season based at North Harbour Stadium with a 9 round schedule culminating in late April.

Following on from the inaugural season in 2016, the AFL New…

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Southern Saint Fullback awarded Best and Fairest in AFLNZ Premiership

Southern Saints Fullback Brandon Sucu has been awarded the Inaugural AFLNZ Premiership Best and Fairest winner.
 

The 22-year-old from Auckland’s North Shore was a standout for the Saints all season. His role at fullback was not only to make sure the opposition scored but to be…

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AFLNZ Premiership Team of the Year

Each week throughout the 2016 Premiership season, AFL New Zealand announced the ‘Team of the week’ which featured the 24 best players from the previous weekends round.
 

At the conclusion of the season, the best 24 players that featured the most made the 2016 AFLNZ Premiership Team of the…

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Otago based Josh Mackie win final Rising Star

The AFL New Zealand Rising star award for round 9 of the 2016 Premiership has been awarded to Josh Mackie of the Western Crows.
 

Currently at Otago Boys High School in Dunedin, Mackie is still new to the game but jumped at the opportunity to be involved in the…

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Southern Saint Reyne Westbury wins Golden Boot

Keep up to date with the latest AFL New Zealand Premiership Stats with the leading goal kickers, fastest goal, and best attacking/defensive teams updated weekly.
 

Southern Saint forward Reyne Westbury has held off a spirited fightback by Joey Alesich-Tamariki to become the competitions first Golden Boot winner…

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Round 9 AFLNZ Premiership Team of the Week

The Team of the week for Round 9 of the AFL New Zealand Premiership has been announced.
 

The final team of the week for the AFLNZ Premiership features both the Western Crows and Southern Saints Captains Jared Court and Michael Boyce in the backline. These two players have given…

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Western Crows crowned champions in first ever AFLNZ Premiership

The Western Crows have been crowned Premiers of the inaugural AFLNZ Premiership.
 

The side, captained by Jared Court, won their last game of the season over the Northern Suns to finish on 28 points on the ladder (8 points ahead of second place, the Southern Saints). The Crows only…

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South Auckland talent named Rising Star for Round 8

The AFL New Zealand Rising star award for round 8 of the 2016 Premiership has been awarded to Dawson Nanai of the Northern Suns.
 

Dawson currently attends Southern Cross Campus School in Mangere in South Auckland and has been involved with AFL for two years as a leader for…

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