Wellington superstar returns to the Premiership via the Draft

Former Northern Suns Captain James Kusel has made himself available for the National Draft after signing on to play in the 2020 AFL New Zealand Premiership.
 

Hailing from Wellington, Kusel was the inaugural Captain of the Northern Suns from 2016-2018 where his best achievement was leading them to…

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Dickinson and Beattie to strengthen Suns midfield

AFL New Zealand Premiership side, the Northern Suns have announced that they have retained New Zealand senior players Will Dickinson and Liam Beattie for the 2020 season.
 

The pair were retained under Category 1 of the Retained Players List (RPL). RPL 1 is the Retention of Auckland based players…

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Crows snap up 2019 Golden Boot winner

The Western Crows have retained experienced midfielders Shane Leat and Te Kopa Tipene-Thomas along with the addition of 2019 Golden Boot winner Sam Anderson for the upcoming Premiership competition. 
 

The trio are players that classify under the Retained Players List (RPL) 1 category.

RPL 1 is the Retention…

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Southern Saints secure former player of the year for 2020 Premiership

The Southern Saints have announced that they have retained defender Andriu Sucu and midfielder Carlos Donnell-Brown for the 2020 AFL New Zealand Premiership. 
 

The duo will join Saints Captain Michael Boyce as the players that classify under the Retained Players List (RPL) 1 category.

RPL 1 is the…

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Central Giants lock in key positional players for 2020

The Central Giants have announced that they have retained key forward James McKenzie and NZ defender Harison Manks for the 2020 Premiership season. 
 

The pair will join Captain Sam McKenzie as the three players that classify under the Retained Players List (RPL) category 1.

RPL 1 is the Retention…

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2020 AFLNZ Premiership retained players list explained

A “Retained Players List” was introduced to the AFL New Zealand Premiership as an additional tool to create balance and competitiveness within the competition.
 

With study, work, injury and location alterations playing a role in player availability from season to season, it is important that each team is afforded…

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Talented Canterbury duo set their sights on the Premiership

Talented Canterbury athletes Kieran Charlton and Luke De Roo will be available for selection in this year’s National Draft.
 

Both players will be in high demand by all four teams as they look to shape their squads for the upcoming 2020 AFL New Zealand Premiership which begins on…

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Young Hornet ready for the top level

Howick Hornets squad member Daniel McCarthy will be available for selection in this years National Draft as he prepares to be involved in the 2020 AFL New Zealand Premiership.  
 

McCarthy was a development player during the 2019 Premiership and was awarded the Rising Star in Round 7 after an…

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Giants secure Hornets Head Coach for 2020

James Dixon has been announced as the Head Coach of the Central Giants for the 2020 AFL New Zealand Premiership.
 

Currently coaching the Howick Hornets in the Auckland AFL, James takes over the role from Izaak Williams who was a the helm for two years and led them to…

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Matt Cawley appointed to take over the Crows in 2020

Matt Cawley has been announced as the new Head Coach of the Western Crows for the 2020 AFL New Zealand Premiership. 
 

Matt is relatively unknown in the New Zealand community having only arrived into the country this year and has jumped straight into the local scene as the co…

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Assistant gets the top job at the Suns

2019 Northern Suns Assistant Coach Adem Manderovic will take over the top job in 2020 after he was announced as the Head Coach for next year’s AFL New Zealand Premiership season. 
 

Manderovic had his first taste of the Premiership in 2019 as Assistant Coach under former New Zealand…

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Congalton back in the Saints hot seat

Former New Zealand Captain Andrew Congalton has been announced as the Head Coach for the Southern Saints for the 2020 AFL New Zealand Premiership season.
 

Congalton is a well known and respected member of the International football community.

He has a history with New Zealand representative teams that spans…

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