AFLNZ National Draft date finalised

The AFL New Zealand National Draft will take place this Wednesday 7.00pm December 2nd . Coaches from five regions will link together as they look to commence work on their respective player rosters for the 2016 AFL New Zealand Premiership commencing February 14th at North Harbour Stadium.


Who will be Number 1???


Initial draft picks in each of the categories will be finalised in the lead up to December 2nd with the number 1 picks for each team announced prior to the commencement.

106 players have now signed from regions spanning Northland to Otago. A further 30 players will be added to the list over the next month to finalise those participating in the inaugural competition.

The National Draft on Wednesday will involve the first 7 rounds of draft selections and 48 players, adding to the initial selection of captains already in place. The remainder of selections will take place in January after the completion of provincial matches, fitness assessments and also training sessions where the four coaches have the opportunity to view and recruit players new to the High Performance system.

The weekend of December 5th and 6th will see inter regional competition take place in Christchurch with matches utilised by AFL New Zealand Premiership recruiters to finalise numbers.

Western Crows Captain Jared Court will take on the role of playing coach for the Canterbury province and he will be joined by Southern Saints coaching staff Andrew Congalton, & Warwick Kain as well as Central Giants Assistant Michael Bruhn who will assist Otago. The coaching staff will look to recruit new talent to further their playing development in the AFL New Zealand Premiership.


The draft will be live via social media from 7.00pm onwards.

For a pick by pick update follow @AFLNZ  on twitter to see it all unfold minute by minute.

For selection summaries, keep up to date on Facebook and Instagram.

For up to date stories, player profiles and team line ups, updated as selections come through, head to

To keep up with the latest news, player profiles and teams head to the AFL New Zealand Premiership Hub


Who will be Number 1???



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