Draft preview: Croft to come of age in 2019

AFL New Zealand Academy graduate Jevaan Croft has had a big year in 2018 and with his inclusion into the national draft on November 28th, Croft will look to become a big name in the 2019 competition.
 

After his consistent form playing as a Development Player in this year…

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University Cougars crowned Premiers in Canterbury AFL

The University Cougars have broken a thirteen year Premiership drought as they defeated the Christchurch Bulldogs in the Canterbury Grand Final at Hagley Park.
 

On a day with clear blue skies, the underdog University Cougars took on the Christchurch Bulldogs, who were searching for a three-peat of Premierships…

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Mid Canterbury Eagles set to swoop on the draft

Mid Canterbury Eagles stars Finn Moffat and Sam Anderson will be available for selection at this year’s national draft in the Academy graduate category and with a number of coaches from the Canterbury region, they will all be vying for duo in their squad for 2019.

 
Finn Moffatt…

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Developing AFL star ranked highly at National Draft

Developing AFL athlete Ethan Halton will be considered as one of the top picks in this years national draft as the four Premiership sides finalise their 2019 playing roster on November 28th. 
 

Ethan was introduced to the sport of AFL after he watched it on TV back in 2016…

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Draft preview: Williamson to provide agility and speed

When Northlander Blake Williamson heads to the National Draft on November 28th, all four Premiership coaches will be focusing on his exceptional agility and speed as they look to build their roster for the 2019 AFL New Zealand Premiership.
 

The Academy graduate has developed immensely over the past 12…

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Blues claim minor premiership as Tigers secure finals spot

The North Shore Tigers will be playing finals in 2018 after they claimed fourth spot on the ladder with their impressive 27 point win over the Waitakere Magpies at Parrs Park.
 

The Howick Hornets did all they could do as they defeated Manurewa by 10 goals and finished in…

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Skills on display at Youth competition

Week 3 of the 2018 AFL New Zealand Youth Competition wrapped up in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch this weekend where there were some silky smooth skills on display in all three regions.
 

In Auckland, The under 12 grade saw the Bulldogs defeat the Giants by 8 goals in a…

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NZ rising star a hot ticket at this year's draft

Young Howick Hornets and NZ age group rising star Luke Williams will be entered into this years AFL New Zealand National Draft 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 2019…

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NZ Kahu squad announced for Port Adelaide campaign

The NZ Kahu squad has been announced ahead of their game against the Port Adelaide Women’s Indigenous Academy on November 24th at QBE Stadium in Auckland.
 

The Port Adelaide Women’s Indigenous Academy will tour New Zealand in November this year culminating in a game against the New…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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