AFL boys put on show for new Wellington fans

Wellington unfurled a vast, green welcome mat to the AFL, and the blokes in the guernseys strolled on through like they’d been here a thousand times.
It was Westpac Stadium not as we know it, but as we’d like to know it more often. The stadium has always…

26 Apr 9:30 AM 0 Read More...

Sydney Swans win historic Wellington match

St Kilda coach Scott Watters thanked Wellington for its support of the Saints despite making a losing start at their new home away from home last night.
The Sydney Swans were predictable party poopers as they defeated St Kilda 79-63 in the first game of AFL played outside of…

26 Apr 9:13 AM 0 Read More...

NZ Celebrities to play AFL9s at halftime

A selection of New Zealand sports celebrities and media will be participating at halftime in today’s St Kilda v Sydney ANZAC game.
Phoenix skipper Andrew Durante, will be joining Pulse stars Te Huinga Reo Selby-Rickit, Caitlin Thwaites, Katrina Grant, Paula Griffin, Daya Wiffen, Wellington Crickets Chris Nevin and…

25 Apr 10:25 AM 0 Read More...

AUDIO: AFLNZ CEO Rob Vanstam guests on Deaker on Sunday

With five days to go until the ANZAC Day game between St Kilda and Sydney at Westpac Stadium in Wellington AFLNZ CEO Rob Vanstam and AFLNZ Board Member and former New Zealand Falcon Tim Stevens were guests on Radiosport with Murray Deaker. Deaker also speaks with AFL International Manager Tony…

21 Apr 10:05 PM 0 Read More...

Australian Rules about to make its mark on capital

Normally they share the black guernsey, but come Thursday two Wellington Aussie Rules fans will be facing off.

This Anzac Day, the St Kilda Saints will face the Sydney Swans at Westpac Stadium – the first time a premiership AFL game has been held outside Australia.

By Friday, about 19,500…

21 Apr 9:28 PM 0 Read More...

New Zealand Hawks v South Pacific

The New Zealand Hawks senior team will take part in a two match series against a South Pacific selection.
Game 1: Westpac Stadium 5.00pm Wellington April 25th 2014
The Hawks team last played in January at Wellingtons Westpac Stadium against the Australian AFL AIS Academy team. The New Zealanders…

07 Apr 10:28 PM 0 Read More...

St Kilda wants permanent annual Anzac Day in NZ

ST KILDA expects an open-ended ticket from the AFL to play Anzac Day matches in Wellington from this year as the club begins the journey into the sport’s newest frontier.
The Saints will play Sydney on Anzac Day for the premiership points – the first league game to be…

26 Jan 8:10 AM 0 Read More...

Saints are marching in

The Saints are coming to town.

The St Kilda Football Club are this week holding a community camp in Wellington to introduce the locals to AFL and familiarise themselves with the capital.

Players and officials will be arriving late Wednesday night and participating in training sessions with the New Zealand…

23 Jan 7:50 AM 0 Read More...

St Kilda keen to make mark in Wellington

The St Kilda Saints will visit Wellington in January, and the AFL will place two fulltime staff in the city, as preparations step up for next year’s historic Anzac Day clash with the Sydney Swans.
The Westpac Stadium match will be the first time an AFL game has been…

18 Dec 10:26 PM 0 Read More...

KiwiSport tasters lead to premier game

Budding Australian Football League (AFL) juniors could be playing the half-time game during a premier AFL game at Westpac Stadium early next year.

St Kilda Saints are hosting the AFL game for premiership points ‘outside’ Australia, against the Sydney Swans on April 25 in Wellington. And children participating in…

04 Dec 11:52 AM 0 Read More...

St Kilda heading to Wellington late January

St Kilda Football Club will strengthen its community ties in New Zealand by conducting their 2013 Australia Post Community Camp across the Tasman in Wellington.

The AFL today announced New Zealand will hold the its first ever AFL community camp, with dates for a late January departure yet to be…

17 Nov 10:30 PM 0 Read More...

Dream matchups to start season for Saints

St Kilda have the chance to make a flying start to next season, dodging all of this year’s finalists in the first month.

The Saints will capitalise on their ninth place finish this year by taking on four fellow bottom-10 clubs before playing Sydney in Wellington, New Zealand…

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