Schedule

Match Day Schedule

All games and 8 Rounds will be played at North Harbour Stadium on Sundays at 12.30pm and 2.45pm with Round 1 commencing February 17th 2019.

2019 will see the introduction of a Grand Final that will see the two top teams compete in the first ever, AFL New Zealand Premiership Grand Final at QBE Stadium on Auckland’s North Shore on April 14th 2019.

Grand Final Day

To commemorate the inception of the inaugural AFL New Zealand Premiership Grand Final, the Millennium High Performance Centre will host another first with AFL New Zealand Premiership Grand Final Breakfast scheduled to take place on the morning of the Grand Final and Plate Final.

The four teams competing on Grand Final Day will all be present at the function that will include;

  • AFLNZ Premiership Player, Coach, Umpire, Manager Awards
  • AFLNZ Premiership Leading Goal Kicker
  • Team Best and Fairest Awards
  • 2019 Rising Star Award
  • 2019 AFL New Zealand Premiership Team of the Year

Please see below the training schedule for the different regions in 2018 and 2019.

 

2019 AFL New Zealand Premiership Season Schedule

Round 1               February 17th

Round 2               February 24th

Round 3               March 3rd

Round 4               March 10th

Round 5               March 17th

Round 6               March 24th

Round 7               March 31st

Round 8               April 7th

Round 9               April 14th

 

Venue

 

Training Schedule

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

Phase 1 Training December 5th to December 19th 2018

There will be two weeks of preseason sessions prior to the Christmas break period.

Phase 2 Training December 20th 2018 to January 22nd 2019

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 23rd to Feb 13th 2019

A further four weeks of preseason training will take place prior to the commencement of the AFL New Zealand Premiership scheduled on February 17th 2018. Fitness testing will be revisited for assessment.

Phase 4 Training Feb 14th to April 14th 2019

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: Unitec, Mt Albert

Dates: Wednesday’s

  • December 5th, 12th and 19th
  • January 23rd, January 30, February 6th, February 13th
  •  February 20th, February 27th, March 6th, March 13th, March 20th, March 27th, April 3rd, April 10th.

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 5th, 12th and 19th
  • January 23rd, January 30, February 6th, February 13th
  •  February 20th, February 27th, March 6th, March 13th, March 20th, March 27th, April 3rd, April 10th.

Time: 6.00pm – 8.00pm

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

Change rooms      Showers available

 

Christchurch Schedule & Venue

Venue: Hagley Park (Carlton Corner)

Dates: Wednesday’s

  • December 5th, 12th and 19th
  • January 23rd, January 30, February 6th, February 13th
  •  February 20th, February 27th, March 6th, March 13th, March 20th, March 27th, April 3rd, April 10th.

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 5th, 12th and 19th
  • January 23rd, January 30, February 6th, February 13th
  •  February 20th, February 27th, March 6th, March 13th, March 20th, March 27th, April 3rd, April 10th.

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

Dates: TBC

Time: TBC

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