Southern Saints move South

Canterbury will be the new home for the Southern Saints for the 2022 AFL New Zealand Premiership commencing in February.

Previously based at North Harbour Stadium for the last 6 years, the Saints move will see three home fixtures scheduled for Christchurch in the new season.

Central Giants, Western Crows and Northern Suns will all visit the garden city for the first time as the AFL New Zealand Premiership competition continues to expand its horizons into new regions.

The implications for the Southern Saints playing list will be felt immediately with training commitments to be closely linked to a new Christchurch location. Exactly how this impacts on the Saints leadership team and the upcoming AFL New Zealand National Draft in November will be clarified by AFLNZ over the next week.