The second year of the AFL New Zealand Premiership will commence on February 12th 2017.
Four teams will compete in the Premiership Season based at QBE Stadium in North Harbour with a 9 round schedule culminating in late April.
The AFL New Zealand Premiership will target the inclusion of 120 talented athletes throughout New Zealand with 13 players base roster retained by each of the four clubs from the 2016 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 7 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.
2017 AFL New Zealand Premiership Season Schedule
QBE Stadium, North Harbour
Round 1 February 12th
Round 2 February 19th
Round 3 February 26th
Round 4 March 5th
Round 5 March 12th
Round 6 March 19th
Round 7 March 26th
Round 8 April 2nd
Round 9 April 9th
2017 Number 1 Drafts
2016 Rising Stars
2016 Teams of the week
2016 Team of the Year