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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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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