Bulldogs eye 3-peat as Canterbury league launches 2018 season

It is exciting times ahead for the Canterbury AFL as they count down to the 2018 season.


Off-season movements and special recruitment’s will add extra spark to the games this year as the Christchurch Bulldogs vie for a Premiership 3-peat.

2018 Grand Final Best on Ground Adam Clarke and NZ squad member Brad Mavor have made the switch to the University Cougars as both players will add experience to the Cougars line up.

The reigning Premiers have attracted some new and experienced players to the Kennel in the off season as they hunt for the elusive 3-peat and coach Izaak Williams know that there is work to do if they are to achieve their third Premiership in as many years.

“Positive signs from previously under strength clubs has shown that the Bulldogs will have an uphill battle this season if they are to reclaim their place at the top of the South Island’s most prominent AFL competition.”

The Eastern Blues meanwhile are forging good links with the Irish community after the successful Bobby Carolan Cup game in July. The mixed rules event in aid of Blues hard man Corey Jury-Lynns daughter meant that the Gaelic boys are interested in AFL more than ever. Captain Jay Johnson took the year off rugby to rest up for the upcoming season and will be twice the danger man he normally is.

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The season kicks off this Sunday the 25th of August at Northwood Park.

For more information on the season, head along to the CAFL website by clicking here.


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