Schedule

Match Day Schedule

All games will be played at North Harbour Stadium on Sundays at 11.30am and 1.45pm with Round 1 commencing February 11th 2018.

9 Rounds will be played every Sunday onwards finishing on April 15th 2018

Please see below the training schedule for the different regions in 2017 and 2018

 

2018 AFL New Zealand Premiership Season Schedule

Round 1               February 11th 2018

Round 2               February 18th 2018

Round 3               February 25th 2018

Round 4               March 4th 2018

Round 5               March 11th 2018

Round 6               March 18th 2018

Round 7               March 25th 2018

Round 8               April 8th 2018

Round 9               April 15th 2018

 

Venue

 

Training Schedule

It is important to understand that training opportunities are available throughout New Zealand regardless of your location.

With the National Provincial Championships to take place in Auckland on December 9th and 10th 2017, we encourage players to train regardless of selection with their respective NPC squads. In some cases, there will be participants who have Regional League commitments to be completed leading up to this tournament.

Phase 1 Training December 13th to December 20th 2018

There will be two weeks of preseason sessions prior to the Christmas break period. This also will include a fitness assessment featuring a 3 kilometre time trial. All players MUST complete a 3km time trial prior to December 10th and complete the google form with the time trial information. Click here for form

Suggested venues and scheduled sessions with strength and conditioning coaches will be forwarded to all participants. Feel free to show initiative and complete the process with a partner.

Phase 2 Training December 21st 2017 to January 16th 2018

Each player will be provided with a fitness programme to undertake over the Christmas period during a 30 day, no contact period. Fitness assessments will be carried out at the return to normal training.

The training programme will be supplied and explained during Phase 1 of training.

Phase 3 Training January 17th to Feb 7th 2018

A further four weeks of preseason training will take place prior to the commencement of the AFL New Zealand Premiership scheduled on February 11th 2018. Fitness testing will be revisited for assessment.

Phase 4 Training Feb 14th to April 11th 2018

Training will continue throughout the AFL New Zealand Premiership season with weekly sessions for its duration. Those not participating in a specific round of scheduled weekend matches will be provided with an alternative session as a substitute. Sunday or weekend trainings will commence for those who are not rostered to play.

A link has been provided highlighting training venues and dates for each region.

If you are located in another region for any of the training sessions, during any phase it is expected you will attend that regions training.

Regional Training Venues

Those based in regional areas including Bay of Plenty, Waikato, Northland, Nelson and Queenstown will have training programmes developed to assist in training remotely. Where possible, specific coaching staff will be appointed to assist with training and venues in remote areas. Please note that AFL New Zealand with be in touch with you regarding the training requirements with you as they are confirmed.

Contacts for others in your region or vicinity will be provided to assist with transport, training and coaching resource.

 

Auckland Schedule & Venue

Venue: QBE Stadium, Albany

Dates: Wednesday’s

  • December 13th and December 20th
  • January 17th, January 24th, January 31st, February 7th, February 14th, February 21st,
  • February 28th, March 7th, March 14th, March 21st, March 28th, April 4th

Time: 6.30pm – 8.30pm

Equipment             AFL top, shorts, socks, boots, runners, towel, mouth guard

Change rooms      Showers available

Wellington Schedule & Venue

Venue: Hutt Park, Seaview

Dates: Wednesday’s

  • December 13th and December 20th
  • January 17th, January 24th, January 31st, February 7th, February 14th, February 21st,
  • February 28th, March 7th, March 14th, March 21st, March 28th, April 4th, April 11th

Time: 6pm – 8pm

Equipment             AFL top, shorts, socks, boots, runners, towel, mouth guard

Change rooms      Showers available

Christchurch Schedule & Venue

Venue: Northwood Park

Dates: Wednesday’s

  • December 13th and December 20th
  • January 17th, January 24th, January 31st, February 7th, February 14th, February 21st,
  • February 28th, March 7th, March 14th, March 21st, March 28th, April 4th, April 11th

Time: 6.30pm – 8.30pm

Equipment             AFL top, shorts, socks, boots, runners, towel, mouth guard

Dunedin Schedule & Venue

Venue: Logan Park

Dates: Wednesday’s

  • December 13th and December 20th
  • January 17th, January 24th, January 31st, February 7th, February 14th, February 21st,
  • February 28th, March 7th, March 14th, March 21st, March 28th, April 4th, April 11th

Time: 5pm – 7pm

Equipment             AFL top, shorts, socks, boots, runners, towel, mouth guard

Change rooms      TBC

Northland Schedule & Venue

Venue: TBC

Dates: TBC

Time: TBC

Equipment             AFL top, shorts, socks, boots, runners, towel, mouth guard

Change rooms      TBC

Bay of Plenty and Tauranga Schedule & Venue

Venue: TBC

Time: TBC

Dates: TBC

Equipment             AFL top, shorts, socks, boots, runners, towel, mouth guard

Hamilton Schedule & Venue

Venue: TBC

Time: TBC

Dates: TBC

Equipment             AFL top, shorts, socks, boots, runners, towel, mouth guard

South Auckland Schedule & Venue

Venue: TBC

Time: TBC

Dates: TBC

Equipment             AFL top, shorts, socks, boots, runners, towel, mouth guard