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 confirmed.

The visit will precede the Saints’ Anzac Day clash against the Sydney Swans in Wellington in Round 5.

The St Kilda 2013 team will visit schools, nursing homes, hospitals and conduct training sessions as well as kids AFL clinics over three days.

The Saints are one of only a handful of AFL clubs to have undertaken a community camp overseas, after Fremantle, West Coast and Carlton most recently held their camps in South Africa in 2008.