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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Tigers pounce on University to hand them first loss of the season

The four finalists have been found in the Auckland AFL after the North Shore Tigers handed the University Blues their first loss of the season.
 

The Tigers led for the majority of the game and defeated the defending premiers at North Harbour Stadium by 19 points. The Mt Roskill…

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2019 Youth Competition off to a hot start

Entering into its fifth season, the 2019 AFL New Zealand Youth Competition kicked off over the weekend in Auckland and Christchurch with superb football played in all regions.
 

AFL New Zealand created the Youth competition in 2015 to compliment the pathway for participants to excel in AFL. Within 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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Magpies make their move with win over the Saints in AAFL

The Waitakere Magpies have made it 4 wins in a row after they defeated the Mt Roskill Saints in Round 7 of the Auckland AFL over the weekend.
 

The Howick Hornets went close to toppling the Uni Blues but fell just short in what was a fantastic game of…

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Female Footy Frenzy set for kick off

The AFL Female Footy Frenzy events are scheduled for Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch with an aim of increasing participation and awareness in support of the ever growing female AFL New Zealand participation pathway.
 

The Female Footy Frenzy events are a starting point for those new to the game and…

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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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