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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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AFL.com.au: Pleased and confused: Footy crosses the Tasman

IT MIGHT not have been pretty but those who turned out to witness the AFL’s venture into international territory on Thursday night seemed to enjoy it anyway.
It was estimated around 4500 attendees of the 22,546-strong crowd that watched the Sydney Swans beat St Kilda by 16…

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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…

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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…

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