Schedule

Match Day Schedule

All games and 8 Rounds will be played at North Harbour Stadium on Sundays with Round 1 commencing February 14th 2021.

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
  • 2021 Rising Star Award
  • 2021 AFL New Zealand Premiership Team of the Year

2021 AFL New Zealand Premiership Season Schedule

Venue

Training Schedule

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

Phase 1 Training December 2nd to December 16th 2020

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

Phase 2 Training December 17th 2020 to January 19th 2021

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 20th to Feb 10th 2021

A further three weeks of preseason training will take place prior to the commencement of the AFL New Zealand Premiership scheduled on February 14th 2021. Fitness testing will be revisited for assessment.

Phase 4 Training Feb 17th to April 7th 2021

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 training’s will commence for those who are not rostered to play.

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: Walker Park

Dates: Wednesday’s

  • January 20th, January 27th
  • February 3rd, February 10th, February 17th, February 24th, March 3rd, March 10th, March 17th, March 24th, March 31st, April 7th.

Time: 6.00pm – 8.00pm

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

Wellington Schedule & Venue

Venue: Hutt Park, Seaview

Dates: Wednesday’s

  • January 20th, January 27th
  • February 3rd, February 10th, February 17th, February 24th, March 3rd, March 10th, March 17th, March 24th, March 31st, April 7th.

Time: 6.00pm – 8.00pm

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

Christchurch Schedule & Venue

Venue: Hagley Park (Carlton Corner)

Dates: Thursday’s

  • January 21st, January 28th
  • February 4th, February 11th, February 18th, February 25th, March 4th, March 11th, March 18th, March 25th, April 1st, April 8th.

Time: 6.00pm – 8.00pm

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

Dunedin Schedule & Venue

Venue: Logan Park

Dates: Wednesday’s

  • January 20th, January 27th
  • February 3rd, February 10th, February 17th, February 24th, March 3rd, March 10th, March 17th, March 24th, March 31st, April 7th.

Time: 5pm – 7pm

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