AFL New Zealand Premiership players from across the country are preparing to head back to the training track ahead of the 2020 competition which is set to kick off on February 9th at North Harbour Stadium in Albany, Auckland.
The players from Northland, Auckland, Hamilton, Bay of Plenty, Wellington, Canterbury and Otago will get underway on Wednesday the 22nd of January.
With less than a month before round 1, each region will focus on a specific training programme created by AFL New Zealand High Performance management staff.
Four teams will compete in the Premiership Season based at North Harbour Stadium on Auckland’s North Shore with a 9 round schedule culminating in late April.
The AFL New Zealand Premiership includes talented athletes throughout New Zealand with players flying in to Auckland weekly throughout the competition.
The competition is seen as the perfect opportunity for a higher level competition providing an extension to the traditional regional league seasons spanning between August to December each year.
2020 AFL New Zealand Premiership Season Schedule
Round 1 February 9th
Round 2 February 16th
Round 3 February 23rd
Round 4 March 1st
Round 5 March 8th
Round 6 March 15th
Round 7 March 22nd
Round 8 March 29th
Grand Final April 5th