AFL New Zealand Premiership Honours Board

In the lead up to the 2018 AFL New Zealand Premiership, we have created an honours board that look back over the past two 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…

10 Oct 4:44 PM 0 Read More...

Hybrid Turf to feature in 2018 Premiership

The hybrid turf facility at QBE Stadium will once again be utilised during the 2018 AFL New Zealand Premiership.
 

The turf is the latest addition to QBE Stadium and features an artificial turf layer which allows grass to grow through from underneath. The type of turf is normally used…

09 Oct 4:04 PM 0 Read More...

Tall talent to enter National Draft

194cm Will Kempt from Wellington will be hot property at this years AFL New Zealand National Draft to be held in November.
 

Playing as a development player in the 2017 AFL New Zealand Premiership, the 17 year old from the Wellington City Saints now classifies as a senior player…

06 Oct 3:55 PM 0 Read More...

Magpies young gun joins the National Draft

2017 AFL Rising Star recipient Declan Crann will be added to the growing list of young talent entering the AFL New Zealand Premiership National Draft.
 

17 year old Declan Crann participated as a Development Player in the 2017 AFL New Zealand Premiership. Suffering an early season set back with…

05 Oct 4:32 PM 0 Read More...

National Draft to feature Rapid Raiders star

St Peter’s College student Isaac Piper will be entered into the 2017 National Draft ahead of the 2018 AFL New Zealand Premiership.
 

It will be the first time the 17 year old will play in the the premier competition as a senior player after playing in the 2017…

04 Oct 5:15 PM 0 Read More...

Who will stay? Who will go?

The Southern Saints will be most affected by changes to the Retained Players list for the upcoming 2018 AFL New Zealand Premiership.
 

With the inclusion of the RPL Category 2 in the Retained Players List criteria for the upcoming 2018 season, each Premiership side will be able to retain…

02 Oct 3:29 PM 0 Read More...

2018 AFLNZ Premiership retained players list explained

Following on from the AFL New Zealand Premiership, a “Retained Players List” has been added as an additional tool to create balance and competitiveness within the competition.
 

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

25 Sep 4:25 PM 0 Read More...

Josh Mackie to receive AFL New Zealand scholarship

Following his impressive performance at the 2017 AFL International Cup, Otago young gun Josh Mackie will receive an AFL New Zealand scholarship in 2018.
 

The scholarship will assist in Mackie’s development in the sport over the next 12 months and AFL New Zealand CEO Robert Vanstam see’s…

20 Sep 11:24 AM 0 Read More...

2018 AFLNZ Premiership back with a bang

The third edition of the AFL New Zealand Premiership will commence the new season on February 11th 2018.
 

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

The AFL New Zealand…

19 Sep 4:53 PM 0 Read More...

2017 AFLNZ Premiership Team of the Year

Each week throughout the 2017 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 2017 AFL New Zealand Premiership Team…

01 May 3:33 PM 0 Read More...

Fast paced Piper wins Round 9 Rising Star

The AFL New Zealand Rising star award for round 9 of the 2017 Premiership has been awarded to Isaac Piper from the AFLNZ Academy.
 

Isaac has been involved in the AFLNZ system for a number of years now after first getting involved in the sport through an invitation to…

13 Apr 12:30 PM 0 Read More...

2017 Premiership Round 9 Stats

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

Jordan Drinkall from the Northern Suns has been awarded the medal for the 2017 AFL New Zealand Premiership’s leading goal kicker. Drinkall kicked a…

11 Apr 10:19 AM 0 Read More...