The Southern Saints have announced that Michael Boyce will lead the Premiership side for a record fifth year in the 2020 AFL New Zealand Premiership.
After being tipped to take home the wooden spoon in 2019, Michael and the Saints surprised the entire competition and finished on top of the end of season ladder, only losing 3 games in the process.
The Saints came up against the a highly experienced Western Crows in the Grand Final and ended up finishing runners up for the season.
“We fell at the last hurdle in 2019 but I couldn’t have been more proud of what the squad achieved over the season.”
“With the retention of key players and selecting well in the National Draft, I feel that we can go one better in 2020.”
“I feel privileged to captain this team and want nothing more than for the Saints to lift that Premiership cup once again!”
Boyce has a quality AFL career within New Zealand, Representing New Zealand at the 2014 and 2017 International Cup as well as campaigns against South Pacific and AFL Academy.
Michael’s association with New Zealand teams can be traced back to junior age groups more than a decade ago.
A Grand Final victory with the Mt Roskill Saints in 2013 alongside an AAFL Best and Fairest medal, add to his list of achievements in the game.