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…

08 Nov 1:50 PM 0 Read More...

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…

07 Nov 4:45 PM 0 Read More...

Youth competition rolls into Round 2

Week two of the 2018 AFL New Zealand Youth competition was back in full swing in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch over the weekend.
 

We start off this weeks wrap in the South Island as the Christchurch competition continues to grow.

The Giants made it two wins in a row…

06 Nov 3:36 PM 0 Read More...

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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06 Nov 11:16 AM 0 Read More...

Hornets swarm the Tigers to keep finals hopes alive

The Howick Hornets have caused the upset of the year as they swarmed the North Shore Tigers to win by 8 points and keep their finals hopes alive heading into the final round of the Auckland AFL.
 

It was another thriller out west as the University Blues held on…

05 Nov 7:51 PM 0 Read More...

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…

02 Nov 11:30 AM 0 Read More...

AFL Fixture release: Pies the prime-time kings, Blues banished

Collingwood will be the darlings of prime time next year, with the Magpies handed 11 blockbusters matches following the release of the official 2019 AFL Toyota Premiership Season Fixture.
 

In addition to the annual Anzac Day and Queen’s Birthday matches, the Pies will feature in two Thursday night…

01 Nov 4:21 PM 0 Read More...

Crows hard men back for 2019

Ryan White and Luke Dunning will return to play for the Western Crows in the 2019 AFL New Zealand Premiership after both players were retained. 
 

The pair were retained under Category 3 of the Retained Players List (RPL) and join remaining Auckland players Jacob Tucker, Josh Copeland and Alastair…

01 Nov 1:20 PM 0 Read More...

Canterbury Youth Competition a big hit

As the AFL New Zealand Youth Competition continues to grow, the national organisation has added Christchurch as a new location for 2018.
 

The Youth Competition for boys and girls has been created to compliment the pathway for participants to enjoy and excel in AFL.

It has a focus on…

01 Nov 1:16 PM 0 Read More...

Kahu preparation on track ahead of Port Adelaide tour

The New Zealand Kahu Youth Girls are right in to the swing of things in preparation for the upcoming Port Adelaide tour which culminates in a game on November 24th at QBE Stadium.
 

The squad have been training together on a weekly basis for the past month and are…

01 Nov 12:23 PM 0 Read More...

AFLNZ partners with QBE Stadium's new High Performance Centre

The new high performance training centre at QBE Stadium will create vital training facilities and develop elite athletes.
 

This greatly anticipated and much-needed facility is set to transform QBE Stadium, making full use of the existing infrastructure and assets. As an important part of Regional Facilities Auckland’s…

01 Nov 10:23 AM 0 Read More...

Saints retain talented Auckland youth

The Southern Saints have announced that they have retained Couper Jones and Clayton Walters for the 2019 AFL New Zealand Premiership season. 
 

The duo were retained under Category 3 of the Retained Players List (RPL).

RPL 3 is the Retention of Auckland based players. (Up to 5 players retained…

31 Oct 3:52 PM 0 Read More...