Exciting clash looms in Wellington

The New Zealand Hawks are set to take on the best young players from Australia.
New Zealand Hawks vs AIS AFL Academy will be played at Westpac Stadium, Wellington, on Saturday the 25th of January. The match will begin at 12.00, with free entry for all.

 

A rivalry…

24 Jan 9:09 AM 0 Read More...

Strong NZ Hawks squad named to face Australia

The New Zealand Hawks are preparing to face the AIS AFL Academy in Wellington, boasting a strong squad that has every chance of success in the tour fixture.
The match between the New Zealand Hawks and the AIS AFL Acedemy will be held at The Westpac Stadium in Wellington, on…

15 Jan 11:23 AM 0 Read More...

Eastern Bulldogs win WAFL final

The Eastern Bulldogs have taken out the WAFL Grand Final, on a sunny day at Hutt Park in Wellington.
Their opponents, the North City Demons, played in a determined fashion, but were eventually outrun by the Bulldogs as the match progressed.

As can often be the case in Wellington, wind…

16 Dec 4:11 PM 0 Read More...

Joe Baker Thomas to continue progress with St Kilda

Joe Baker-Thomas received some good and bad news this week.
The good is the 17-year-old from Porirua is off to Melbourne next year as his international scholarship with AFL club St Kilda steps up a notch.

The bad is the flight date he has been given.

“I…

16 Dec 12:51 PM 0 Read More...

WAFL Grand Final to cap exciting year for AFL in Wellington

The Grand Final of the Wellington AFL is approaching, promising to be an exciting culmination to the WAFL season.
The WAFL Grand Final will be held at Hutt Park, on Saturday the 14th of December, at 2.00pm.

The match will be held in conjunction with the AFL Flying Boomerangs…

04 Dec 11:22 AM 0 Read More...

Big windfall predicted from Wellington AFL match

AFL fans in New Zealand have been given another chance to roar in Wellington.
AFL team the Brisbane Lions will play St Kilda in the second Anzac Day clash to be held at Wellington’s Westpac Stadium next year.

This year’s Anzac Day match, between St Kilda and Sydney…

01 Nov 10:13 AM 0 Read More...

Shane Savage joining the Saints

St Kilda has secured the services of young Hawthorn midfielder Shane Savage plus the Hawks’ first round selection (pick 17) in the 2013 NAB AFL National Draft in exchange for Saints ruckman Ben McEvoy.
 

Savage played 15 of Hawthorn’s 22 home and away games in 2013 for a…

14 Oct 5:03 PM 0 Read More...

Saints sign 5 year deal with NZ

AUSTRALIAN Rules will be showcased on Anzac Day in Wellington for the next five years after St Kilda sealed a deal that locks the club into the fixture until 2018.

Just over five months after the Saints and Sydney Swans made history by playing the first game for premiership points…

06 Oct 7:25 PM 0 Read More...

Talented Kiwi teen thriving through AFL

Jumping Joe Baker-Thomas’ mates were playing rugby yesterday, he was practising AFL.
The Porirua teenager’s life changed in April when he was handed a surprise international rookie scholarship with Wellington’s adopted club St Kilda.

He had barely kicked a Sherrin in anger before that but the club…

27 Sep 9:42 AM 0 Read More...

St Kilda Saints bursting into song

Our friends at the St Kilda Saints have made a fantastic entry in the Virgin Australia Film Festival. Their film certainly matches the theme of the competition – ‘Going the Extra Mile’.
When the St Kilda players perform an embarrassingly lacklustre rendition of the club song, the CEO makes a controversial…

18 Sep 1:53 PM 0 Read More...

Wellington Community Trust support AFLNZ's success

AFL has taken off in Wellington as a participation and spectator sport thanks to the efforts of AFL New Zealand and the support of the Wellington Community Trust. The introduction of the new and dynamic sport of AFL has delivered many varied benefits to the people of Wellington.
AFL New…

28 Aug 12:25 PM 0 Read More...

NZ Hawks too good in curtain raiser

The AFL Anzac Day clash was not all about the Swans and the Saints. A crowd which grew from around 100 to 2000 spectators saw a very good game of running football played between the NZ Hawks and the South Pacific Academy U18’s.
Predictably the Hawks won, with an…

27 Apr 11:05 AM 0 Read More...