2020 National Draft date announced

The 2020 AFL New Zealand National Draft will take place Tuesday December 1st. 

All four AFL New Zealand Premiership Head Coaches will link together as they look to commence work on their respective player rosters for the 2021 AFL New Zealand Premiership commencing February 14th at North Harbour Stadium Stadium in Auckland.

Draft nominations for the 2021 AFL New Zealand Premiership season are still open.

Players can CLICK HERE to nominate.

New players are to nominate for the Draft via the AFL New Zealand Draft Online Nomination process and complete the form electronically by the dates set out below.

Please note:

  • Draft Nominations are only valid for one (1) year
  • Registered players in the 2020 Premiership DO NOT need to nominate


  1. CLICK HERE to nominate for the draft
  2. Complete the draft form
  3. Submit form online
  4. AFLNZ will review and approve the nomination. An email alert will be sent once the nomination has been approved by AFLNZ.

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.

The National Draft pick order will be released closer to the evening.


  • Nominations open on Friday 31st October 2020 at 3.00pm
  • Nominations close on Friday 27th November 2020 at 3.00pm
  • AFL New Zealand Draft Tuesday 1st December 2020