The AFLNZ Premiership Returns in 2023

AFL New Zealand is happy to announce that the Premiership will be making its return in 2023

The Premiership 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 season’s timing also provides the opportunity for coaches to utilise Australian based players within their selections.

The new Season will see the changes to competition that were due to take place in 2022, come to fruition, with the Saints set to host 3 games in Christchurch for the first time ever.

The Season will open on the 19th of February, with the Grand Final day set to take place on the 16th of April.

Key Dates Listed Below

Round 1: Sunday 19th February, QE2 oval, Christchurch

Round 2: Sunday 26th February, QE2 oval, Christchurch & North Harbour Stadium, Auckland

Round 3: Sunday 5th March North Harbour Stadium, Auckland

Round 4: Sunday 12th March QE2 oval, Christchurch & North Harbour Stadium, Auckland

Round 5: Sunday 19th March North Harbour Stadium, Auckland

Round 6: Sunday 26th March North Harbour Stadium, Auckland

Round 7: Sunday 2nd April North Harbour Stadium, Auckland

Grand Final: Sunday 16th April North Harbour Stadium, Auckland