Northern Suns coach to return in 2018

David Abetz will remain as head coach of the Northern Suns for 2018 AFL New Zealand Premiership Season.
 

Assistant Coach of the 2016 Premiership winners the Western Crows, Abetz took over the head coach role at the Suns at the start of the 2017 season and took them from…

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Youth competition breeds Premiership talent

The upcoming AFL New Zealand Youth competition has opened the door for many young athletes to shine in the AFL New Zealand Premiership.
 

The 2017 Youth season begins in Auckland and Wellington on October 29th and was created to compliment the pathway for participants to enjoy and excel in…

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Howie on the road to recovery ahead of National Draft

191cm Daniel Howie will be another name entered into this years AFL New Zealand National Draft on November 21st 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 2018. 
 

A development…

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Jones to enter National Draft after rapid rise

AFL New Zealand Academy talent Couper Jones will join the ever growing list of young stars in the AFL New Zealand National Draft.
 

After getting a taste of the AFL New Zealand Premiership as a development player earlier in the year, the highly skilled forward from Long Bay on…

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AFL New Zealand Premiership Honours Board

In the lead up to the 2018 AFL New Zealand Premiership, we have created an honours board that look back over the past two 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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New Zealand U18 wider squad announced

The Under 18 New Zealand wider squad has been announced to play the Port Adelaide Indigenous Academy on Sunday December 3rd at QBE Stadium on Auckland’s North Shore.

 

Included in the squad is a number of players who travelled to Melbourne earlier in the year along with a…

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Hybrid Turf to feature in 2018 Premiership

The hybrid turf facility at QBE Stadium will once again be utilised during the 2018 AFL New Zealand Premiership.
 

The turf is the latest addition to QBE Stadium and features an artificial turf layer which allows grass to grow through from underneath. The type of turf is normally used…

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Tigers roar as the Saints scrape home against Blues

The North Shore Tigers scored a thumping 71 win over the Manurewa Raiders and the Waitakere Magpies held off a gallant Howick Hornets side to win by 11 goals. In the match of the round, it was a see saw battle at Colin Maiden Park as the Mt Roskill Saints…

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Tall talent to enter National Draft

194cm Will Kempt from Wellington will be hot property at this years AFL New Zealand National Draft to be held in November.
 

Playing as a development player in the 2017 AFL New Zealand Premiership, the 17 year old from the Wellington City Saints now classifies as a senior player…

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Magpies young gun joins the National Draft

2017 AFL Rising Star recipient Declan Crann will be added to the growing list of young talent entering the AFL New Zealand Premiership National Draft.
 

17 year old Declan Crann participated as a Development Player in the 2017 AFL New Zealand Premiership. Suffering an early season set back with…

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National Draft to feature Rapid Raiders star

St Peter’s College student Isaac Piper will be entered into the 2017 National Draft ahead of the 2018 AFL New Zealand Premiership.
 

It will be the first time the 17 year old will play in the the premier competition as a senior player after playing in the 2017…

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Saints set sights on 2020

The St Kilda Football Club has been granted a licence to compete in the AFL Women’s Competition in 2020.
 

CEO Matt Finnis said the announcement was a game-changer for St Kilda.

“For our members all over Australia and for the Bayside community, this is a landmark announcement…

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