2018 National Draft date announced

The 2018 AFL New Zealand National Draft will take place Wednesday November 28th and will see all players placed into one of three list categories.


Highlighting the logistics of the competition and scheduling at QBE Stadium, the list categories are determined by age and regions throughout New Zealand.


The three categories involved are: 

Category 1: AFL New Zealand Academy Graduates
Category 2: Auckland based players
Category 3: Regional based players


Nick Rhodes was picked up late in last year’s draft and went on to become the Giants Best & Fairest in his debut season.

The National Draft pick order will be released closer to the evening.All four AFL New Zealand Premiership Head Coaches will link together as they look to commence work on their respective player rosters for the 2019 AFL New Zealand Premiership commencing February 17th at QBE Stadium in Auckland.

The draft will be live via social media.

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

For selection summaries, keep up to date on Facebook.

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

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