The fifth edition of the AFL New Zealand Premiership will commence the new season on February 9th 2020.
Four teams will compete in the Premiership Season based at North Harbour Stadium on Auckland’s North Shore with a 9 round schedule culminating on April 5th 2020.
The AFL New Zealand Premiership will target the inclusion of 120 talented athletes throughout New Zealand with a player base roster retained by each of the four clubs from the previous season. The remaining and new players allocated selection in the four teams by way of the “AFL New Zealand National Draft”.
The AFL New Zealand National Draft will contain different list categories on which potential participants will appear.
Initial confirmation of number #1 draft selections for each team will provide an exciting insight to the available talent on display.
It is seen as the perfect opportunity for a higher level competition providing an extension to the traditional regional league seasons spanning between August to December each year. The seasons timing also provides the opportunity for coaches to utilise Australian based players within their selections.
2020 AFL New Zealand Premiership Season Schedule:
Round 1 February 9th
Round 2 February 16th
Round 3 February 23rd
Round 4 March 1st
Round 5 March 8th
Round 6 March 15th
Round 7 March 22nd
Round 8 March 29th
Grand Final April 5th