Draft Preview: Roaring Tigers attack the draft

The North Shore Tigers have had a number of players drafted into the Premiership over the past four seasons with the likes of Brandon and Andriu Sucu, Te Kopa Tipene-Thomas and Josh Cunliffe all hailing from the Auckland AFL Club.
 

This year, three more Tigers will enter into…

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Draft Preview: Hornets buzz into the draft

After another impressive season in the Auckland AFL, Howick Hornets players Jay Green, Harley Jenkins and Wade Eatts have all been included into the 2018 National Draft to see which team they will line up for in the 2019 AFL New Zealand Premiership. 
 

Along with the above players mentioned…

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Hutt Valley Eagles Coach joins the Premiership

Hutt Valley Eagles Head Coach Garth Sabo has been appointed as the assistant coach of the Southern Saints for the 2019 AFL New Zealand Premiership.
 

After relocating from Melbourne in 2009, Sabo became involved in the Wellington AFL after meeting former Northern Suns and current Hutt Valley Eagles Captain…

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Draft preview: Croft to come of age in 2019

AFL New Zealand Academy graduate Jevaan Croft has had a big year in 2018 and with his inclusion into the national draft on November 28th, Croft will look to become a big name in the 2019 competition.
 

After his consistent form playing as a Development Player in this year…

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Mid Canterbury Eagles set to swoop on the draft

Mid Canterbury Eagles stars Finn Moffat and Sam Anderson will be available for selection at this year’s national draft in the Academy graduate category and with a number of coaches from the Canterbury region, they will all be vying for duo in their squad for 2019.

 
Finn Moffatt…

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Developing AFL star ranked highly at National Draft

Developing AFL athlete Ethan Halton will be considered as one of the top picks in this years national draft as the four Premiership sides finalise their 2019 playing roster on November 28th. 
 

Ethan was introduced to the sport of AFL after he watched it on TV back in 2016…

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Draft preview: Williamson to provide agility and speed

When Northlander Blake Williamson heads to the National Draft on November 28th, all four Premiership coaches will be focusing on his exceptional agility and speed as they look to build their roster for the 2019 AFL New Zealand Premiership.
 

The Academy graduate has developed immensely over the past 12…

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NZ rising star a hot ticket at this year's draft

Young Howick Hornets and NZ age group rising star Luke Williams will be entered into this years AFL New Zealand National Draft and will join a raft of young talent that will be looking to book a spot in one of the four AFL New Zealand Premiership sides in 2019…

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AFL New Zealand Premiership Honours Board

In the lead up to the 2019 AFL New Zealand Premiership, we have created an honours board that looks back over the past three 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…

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Assistant Coaches named for 2019 Premiership

All four teams in the AFL New Zealand Premiership have announced their assistant coach in preparation for the 2019 season.
 
Central Giants – Adam Clarke

Canterbury based Adam Clarke has been announced as the assistant coach of the Central Giants for the 2019 Premiership.

Currently with University Cougars in Christchurch…

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2018 National Draft date announced

The 2018 AFL New Zealand National Draft will take place Wednesday November 28th and will see all players placed into one of three list categories.
 

Highlighting the logistics of the competition and scheduling at QBE Stadium, the list categories are determined by age and regions throughout New Zealand.

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Northern Suns land big names for 2019

The Northern Suns have utilised their two priority picks in the national draft to secure the big names of Matt Kemp and Vandyn Hartman from the Western Crows for the 2019 AFL New Zealand Premiership. 
 

Under the ruling of the Retained Player List (RPL) Category 3, it states:

Each…

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