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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Northern Suns Captain Kusel to go again in 2017

Wellington based James Kusel will again lead the Northern Suns for the 2017 AFL New Zealand Premiership season commencing in February at QBE Stadium in Auckland.
 

Kusel had an uninterrupted Premiership season where he lead the Suns to three wins in the competition with the highlight coming in Round…

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Inspirational Captain remains at the Saints in 2017

Michael Boyce has remained as Captain of the Southern Saints for the 2017 AFL New Premiership.
 

The 2016 runners just fell short of becoming Premiers in season 2016 with some narrow losses and missed opportunities but with the experience of new head coach Warwick Kain and the return of…

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Defending Premiers retain their Captain for 2017

2016 AFL New Zealand Premiers the Western Crows have announced that inspirational Captain Jared Court will once again lead the side in the 2017 competition.
 

The Cantabrian lead the Western Crows to the first ever AFL New Zealand Premiership in 2016 where his team won seven games over the…

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Rattenbury remains as Central Giants Captain for 2017

The Central Giants have announced that 2016 Captain Dave Rattenbury will once again lead the side in the 2017 AFL New Zealand Premiership.
 

Rattenbury was a key figure for the Giants during the 2016 season which saw him play 8 games throughout the season. His highlights during the Premiership…

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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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