Mayes signs on with Saints for 2021

2020 Premiership winning coach Sean Mayes will return to the Southern Saints for the 2021 season.

Mayes’ announcement comes fresh off their Grand Final victory over the Western Crows at North Harbour Stadium on Sunday.

Sean made his coaching debut in 2019 and helped steer the Western Crows to their…

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Your Premiership clubs Best and Fairest winners

The winners of each of the Premiership Clubs Best and Fairest were announced at the Grand Final Breakfast on Sunday at North Harbour Stadium in Albany, Auckland.

Each club had their own voting system and recognised their top 3 players for the season.

Congratulations to all.

Central Giants – Kirk Murray…

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Andrew Bisset crowned 2020 Premiership Best and Fairest

Southern Saints defender Andrew Bisset has claimed the award for the best player in the 2020 AFL New Zealand Premiership after a magnificent season for the Premiership winning side.

The announcement was made at the 2020 Premiership Grand Final Breakfast on Sunday morning at North Harbour Stadium.

The votes were…

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2020 Premiership Team of the Year

Each week throughout the 2020 Premiership season, AFL New Zealand announced the ‘Team of the week’ which featured the best players from the previous weekends round.

At the conclusion of the season, the best 22 players that featured the most made the 2020 AFL New Zealand Premiership Team of the…

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Superb Saint's win 2020 Premiership title

The Southern Saints produced a stunning second quarter to claim the 2020 AFL New Zealand Premiership, defeating the Western Crows by 50 points at North Harbour Stadium in Auckland.

Due to Covid-19 restrictions , the original Grand Final date in April 2020 was postponed but with restrictions lifted, the decision…

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Saints at full strength for Premiership decider

The Southern Saints will field a full strength side in Sunday’s Premiership Grand Final as they look to secure their second national title.

The Saints are currently unbeaten in this years competition and enter the game as favourites.

Captain Michael Boyce is ready to run his side out onto…

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Crows reveal strong line up for Grand Final

The Western Crows have revealed a strong line up ahead of the 2020 Premiership Grand Final as they prepare to take on the Southern Saints this Sunday.

2019 Premiership Best and Fairest Winner Jay Green is a notable omission due to a knee injury and they will miss him in…

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Saints and Crows to do battle in Grand Final decider

The 2020 AFL New Zealand Premiership will conclude its season with a Grand Final between the Southern Saints and the Western Crows this Sunday October 25th at North Harbour Stadium in Albany, Auckland.  

Due to Covid-19 restrictions , the original Grand Final date in April 2020 was postponed…

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Development players return to the Premiership for 2021

The AFL New Zealand Premiership will provide a number of talented players from the AFL New Zealand Academy the opportunity to participate in the Premiership as development players.

The opportunity will be utilised to further develop and manage the environment for young players and their introduction into senior football. The…

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2021 AFLNZ Premiership retained players list explained

A “Retained Players List” was introduced to the AFL New Zealand Premiership as an additional tool to create balance and competitiveness within the competition.

With study, work, injury and location alterations playing a role in player availability from season to season, it is important that each team is afforded the…

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Rookie Programme set to uncover rough diamonds

The 2021 AFL New Zealand Premiership will launch a number of new initiatives targeting the introduction of new participants from regional leagues and clubs.

With the 2020 Grand Final rescheduled for Sunday October 25th, recruitment will commence immediately for the 2021 season due to commence February 2021.

The AFLNZ Rookie…

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2021 Premiership given the green light

The sixth edition of the AFL New Zealand Premiership will commence the new season on February 14th 2021.
Four teams will compete in the Premiership Season based at North Harbour Stadium on Auckland’s North Shore with an 8 round schedule culminating in April 2021.
The AFL New Zealand Premiership…

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