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Beginnings: St Kilda Football Club, nicknamed The Saints, are an Australian rules football club reigning from Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. The club plays in the Australian Football League, the sport's premier league. The football club was established in 1873 and its name originates from the Melbourne suburb of St Kilda.

Records:
  • * Largest Winning Margin: 139 points versus Brisbane Lions, Round 22 27 August 2005
  • * Largest Losing Margin: 178 points versus Collingwood Football Club, Round 4 28 April 1979
  • * Longest Winning Streak: 10 games Round 1 27 March 2004 to Round 10 30 May 2004
  • * Longest Losing Streak: 48 games Round 1 8 May 1897 to Round 14 12 August 1899
  • * Most Games: 335 Robert Harvey 1988-Present.
  • * Most Goals: 898 Tony Lockett 1983-1994
Full Ladder Team P W L D FOR AGNST % PTS
9 St Kilda 22 12 10 0 1953 2041 95.7 48

Path to 2018 starts in the Tiwi Islands for St Kilda leaders

AFL 2017 Round 21 - Melbourne v St Kilda

Saints star Josh Bruce takes a hanger against Melbourne late in the season.

Before they rolled up their sleeves to start another summer at Linen House Centre, St Kilda’s leadership group spent the first week of the pre-season in the Northern Territory putting plans in place for 2018.

While the rest of the list remained in Seaford last week, Saints Coach Alan Richardson, Director of Coaching Danny Sexton, Captain Jarryn Geary and the rest of the leaders headed to the Tiwi Islands, in the first stage of life without celebrated leaders Nick Riewoldt and Leigh Montagna.

Star forward Josh Bruce said the trip provided the leaders with the opportunity to work out the path the group wants to pursue, as the Saints plot a return to September and beyond, while also including plenty of punishment in 35-degree heat.

“We knuckled down with a bit of the way it looks from here on out for the Saints...


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'I’ve never been more nervous in my life'

Dare Raw: Oscar's draft night Our cameras capture the emotional moment Oscar Clavarino became a Saint.

AFL 2017 U18 Championships - Vic C v SA

New St Kilda Oscar Clavarino playing for Vic Country this year.

When the Draft finally arrived last Friday night, Oscar Clavarino felt sick. All the highly scrutinised games, interviews and testing came down to this moment.

Would a club reward him for his stellar underage career with a spot on their list?

As the picks started rolling, Clavarino’s stomach clenched, he’d never been more nervous in his first 18 years.

And then the moment arrived.

With their third selection, St Kilda snared the All-Australian key defender at pick No. 35, turning Clavarino’s home into chaos.

“I’ve never been more nervous in my life, to be honest. I was at home with all my family over – all my cousins and aunties and uncles – that was pretty exciting and we were all sitting there nervously,” Clavarino...


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Members underpin strong financial result

St Kilda CEO Matt Finnis has heaped praise on St Kilda’s growing membership base after the Saints announced an operating profit of $796,001.

The operating profit, which is calculated before grant funding revenue, depreciation, amortisation and interest, increased from $150,589 in 2016.

“This year we surpassed our all-time membership record with more than 42,094 (up from 38,009 in 2016) signing up to support the Saints,” Finnis said.

“The commitment of our members is one of the major reasons we have been able to take a step forward financially.

“The support of our valued partners, co-principals Dare Iced-Coffee & Pepper Money,  elite partners AMC Commercial Cleaning, AV Jennings, Holman Industries, Jayco, LinenHouse, RSEA Safety and XBlades, associate partners H&M Tracey Group, the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation, and official partners Biersdorf, New Era, Sandhurst Club and...


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Paton shuffles backwards to springboard forwards

AFL 2017 U18 Championships - Vic C v SA

New Saint Ben Paton earned All-Australian selection after starring for Vic Country in the middle of the season.

What a difference a year makes. This time last year, Ben Paton had just been overlooked in the Draft and was contemplating a move to Melbourne to start university and play football for a VFL team.

A surprise offer to play at the Murray Bushrangers as a 19-year-old overage player put in motion a series of events that culminated in St Kilda selecting the boy from just outside Albury with their last pick in Friday night’s NAB AFL Draft.

Paton, 19, shifted from the midfield to defence at the start of 2017, where his eye-catching form as an intercepting defender attracted the eye of Vic Country selectors.

From there, his standout national carnival earned him All-Australian honours, elevating him up draft boards in the process and into the Saints' hands at pick No. 46.

“I was...


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Captain's Clinic 2017

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Junior members will have the opportunity to join their favourite St Kilda players on the track at our second Captain's Clinic

Our second Captain’s Clinic for 2017 is almost here! The Captain’s Clinic is FREE for all Junior Members (5-14 years) and provides the opportunity to learn from and play footy with their favourite Saints players.

There will also be a BBQ, face painting and inflatables, while the nex X-Blades range and 2018 Memberships will be available. 

Not a member? Sign up, or renew for for 2018 to make sure you don't miss out. Click here to join.

Where: Linen House Centre

When: Wednesday December 13

Time: Registration 4:00 - 4:45pm

Clinic 5:00 - 6:15pm

Signing Session 6:30 - 7:30pm

Junior members who have registered will be required to collect a wrist band on the day of the clinic, so please arrive no later than half an hour prior to the clinic start time. 

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Dream becomes a reality for Clark

2017 Draftee: Hunter Clark SAINTS.com.au spoke to our #7 pick Hunter Clark.

AFL 2017 Media - NAB AFL Draft

Hunter Clark was St Kilda's first pick at No. 7 on Friday night,

New St Kilda midfielder Hunter Clark was lost for words on Friday night.

The Dandenong Stingrays product had dreamt about hearing his name read out for as long as he could remember.

So when the Saints swooped at pick No. 7, transforming his dream into reality, Clark couldn’t quite describe the feeling.

“It’s kind of hard to explain because it’s been a dream of mine forever,” Clark told saints.com.au after being selected on Friday night.

“So to get an opportunity with such a great club is pretty surreal; I’m not too sure how to put it into words.”

Clark knew the Saints were interested in picking him, but with so much uncertainty surrounding the top ten, including Brisbane’s choice at pick No. 1, the classy midfielder had no idea where he’d end...


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Rookie Selection No. 24: Lewis Pierce

VFL 2016 Rd 17 - Sandringham v Williamstown

St Kilda ruckman Lewis Pierce during a game for Sandringham earlier this year.

St Kilda honoured its word on Monday afternoon by selecting young ruckman Lewis Pierce in the Rookie Draft.

The Saints delisted the 23-year-old last month with the intention of picking him up as a rookie to open up another spot on their senior list.

St Kilda State Recruiting Manager Chris Liberatore said the decision to delist and then re-select Pierce opened up another spot on their senior list so they could use four picks instead of three last Friday night.

“We were committed to picking Lewy and it all worked out well in the end. It was more just about list spots to be honest," Liberatore told saints.com.au on Monday night.

"It just gave us the flexibility to have more selection in the National Draft on Friday night which allowed us to have pick 46 which was Ben Paton.

"With next year’s rules you have...


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No Pre-Season Draft as clubs ready for rookie fest

AFL 2017 Round 18 - Sydney v St Kilda

Rowan Marshall was St Kilda's sole rookie draft selection in 2016.

For the second straight year there will be no NAB AFL Pre-Season Draft, after clubs with spare list spots advised the League they would be not participating in it on Monday afternoon.

The AFL also released the order of selections ahead of the rookie draft, which begins via teleconference from around the country at approximately 5pm AEDT on Monday.

There will be 43 picks available for the rookie draft among clubs, which will include Adelaide taking father-son prospect Jackson Edwards.

Cillian McDaid (Carlton), Luke Lavender (Essendon) and Tom Jeffries (North Melbourne) have already been pre-selected as category B rookies.

A total of seven players have also already been locked in as northern academy and Next Generation Academy players, with Gold Coast adding Jacob Dawson and Jacob Heron to its list, and the Giants...


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No Pre-Season Draft as clubs ready for rookie fest

AFL 2017 Round 18 - Sydney v St Kilda

Rowan Marshall was St Kilda's sole rookie draft selection in 2016.

For the second straight year there will be no NAB AFL Pre-Season Draft, after clubs with spare list spots advised the League they would be not participating in it on Monday afternoon.

The AFL also released the order of selections ahead of the rookie draft, which begins via teleconference from around the country at approximately 5pm AEDT on Monday.

There will be 43 picks available for the rookie draft among clubs, which will include Adelaide taking father-son prospect Jackson Edwards.

Cillian McDaid (Carlton), Luke Lavender (Essendon) and Tom Jeffries (North Melbourne) have already been pre-selected as category B rookies.

A total of seven players have also already been locked in as northern academy and Next Generation Academy players, with Gold Coast adding Jacob Dawson and Jacob Heron to its list, and the Giants...


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Coffield swept up in once in a lifetime moment

2017 Draftee: Nick Coffield SAINTS.com.au spoke to our #8 pick Nick Coffield.

AFL 2017 Media - NAB AFL Draft

New Saint Nick Coffield and Alan Richardson at the NAB AFL Draft.

Friday night was a blur for Nick Coffield.

St Kilda read his name out at pick No. 8, changing the Northern Knights captain's life in an instant, before he was ushered onto the stage to shake hands with Saints Coach Alan Richardson, then backstage for photos and interviews with journalists. 

It all happened very quickly. 

Coffield, 18, has always wanted to be drafted and when the moment finally arrived, it was a surreal experience for the dashing defender.

“It’s all pretty surreal; it was a bit of blur hearing your name read out, going up on stage and doing the photos,” Coffield told saints.com.au at the NAB AFL Draft in Sydney.

“It’s obviously been a dream for 18 years, so for it to come true now is pretty crazy. I’m trying to just embrace...


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Coffield swept up in once in a lifetime moment

2017 Draftee: Nick Coffield SAINTS.com.au spoke to our #8 pick Nick Coffield.

AFL 2017 Media - NAB AFL Draft

New Saint Nick Coffield and Alan Richardson at the NAB AFL Draft.

Friday night was a blur for Nick Coffield.

St Kilda read his name out at pick No. 8, changing the Northern Knights captain's life in an instant, before he was ushered onto the stage to shake hands with Saints Coach Alan Richardson, then backstage for photos and interviews with journalists. 

It all happened very quickly. 

Coffield, 18, has always wanted to be drafted and when the moment finally arrived, it was a surreal experience for the dashing defender.

“It’s all pretty surreal; it was a bit of blur hearing your name read out, going up on stage and doing the photos,” Coffield told saints.com.au at the NAB AFL Draft in Sydney.

“It’s obviously been a dream for 18 years, so for it to come true now is pretty crazy. I’m trying to just embrace...


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Rookie Selection No. 8: Doulton Langlands

AFL 2017 U18 Championships - Vic M v Allies

GEELONG, AUSTRALIA - JULY 05: Doulton Langlands of the Allies in action during the 2017 AFL Under 18 Championships match between Vic Metro and the Allies at Simonds Stadium on July 05, 2017 in Geelong, Australia. (Photo by Michael Willson/AFL Media)

St Kilda has selected Murray Bushrangers midfielder Doulton Langlands with pick No. 8 in Monday afternoon's Rookie Draft.

Langlands was a member of Greater Western Sydney’s academy in recent years and played 25 games across the past two years in the TAC Cup.

He also represented the Allies in the under-18 national championships in the middle of this year.

Renowned for his speed and his damaging kick, Langlands has some traits that could excel at the highest level.

The 18-year-old is the second player the Saints have acquired from the Murray Bushrangers this year, after the club picked midfielder Ben Paton at No. 46 in Friday night’s NAB...


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Rookie Selection No. 8: Doulton Langlands

AFL 2017 U18 Championships - Vic M v Allies

GEELONG, AUSTRALIA - JULY 05: Doulton Langlands of the Allies in action during the 2017 AFL Under 18 Championships match between Vic Metro and the Allies at Simonds Stadium on July 05, 2017 in Geelong, Australia. (Photo by Michael Willson/AFL Media)

St Kilda has selected Murray Bushrangers midfielder Doulton Langlands with pick No. 8 in Monday afternoon's Rookie Draft.

Langlands was a member of Greater Western Sydney’s academy in recent years and played 25 games across the past two years in the TAC Cup.

He also represented the Allies in the under-18 national championships in the middle of this year.

Renowned for his speed and his damaging kick, Langlands has some traits that could excel at the highest level.

The 18-year-old is the second player the Saints have acquired from the Murray Bushrangers this year, after the club picked midfielder Ben Paton at No. 46 in Friday night’s NAB...


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Cal Twomey's Phantom Draft

Well, this has been a hard one.

The time has come for AFL.com.au's Phantom Draft top 30, but it has not been easy at all this year. The players at the top end are so even that clubs are still spending the last 48 hours leading up to draft night deciding on their plans. 

Piecing things together, particularly without a lock at No.1, has made the 2017 crop a unique one. 

With things still in flux, we will have the Late Mail Phantom Draft through on Thursday night with all the latest whispers ahead of the NAB AFL Draft in Sydney on Friday night. 

CAMERON RAYNER

POS: Half-forward/midfielder
Ht 187cm Wt 88kg DOB 21/10/1999
From
 Western Jets/Vic Metro

Rayner is the standout player in the pool and one who can change games in a matter of minutes, which has been why he has been touted as the likely No.1 pick for most of the year. As a forward he can take marks and kick goals quickly, and in his...


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What the phantom drafts are projecting for St Kilda's top 10 picks

AFL 2017 U18 Championships - Vic C v SA

Some AFL journalists think St Kilda will draft Hunter Clark with one of their top 10 picks on Friday night.

After a big build-up, the 2017 NAB AFL Draft is only one sleep away.

saints.com.au has compiled some of the selections made in phantom drafts around town.

Callum Twomey - AFL Media

7. HUNTER CLARK

St Kilda can't go wrong with Clark, who is a super all-round prospect. He can play as an attacking half-back, which he did well before this season, and as he showed in 2017 he is a very good inside midfielder. The Dandenong Stingray is courageous and composed, he kicks well on both feet, and can push forward to hit the scoreboard. He averaged 26 disposals this season. Clark doesn't crave attention and is laidback, but there's a steely resolve to him that will underpin his career. If the Saints want to add to their midfield, Clark is the best option here.

If not him? The Saints will...


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Who? Where? How?

AFL 2016 Media - NAB AFL Draft

St Kilda List and Recruiting Manager Tony Elshuag at last year's NAB AFL Draft in Sydney.

In a year where a handful of players have been touted as the No. 1 pick, no one is certain whose name will be read out first only one sleep out from the 2017 NAB AFL Draft.

Will it be Cam Rayner from the Western Jets? The late bolter from Haileybury College in Andrew Brayshaw? Perhaps Luke Davies-Uniacke or Paddy Dow?

No one knows except the Brisbane Lions.

And maybe they haven’t made a definitive decision yet.

So who will be available and how will St Kilda go about picking at No. 7 and No. 8?

St Kilda List and Recruiting Manager Tony Elshaug explained that the Saints have ranked the first eight players in this year’s draft pool based on the clubs needs and the player's talent.

From there, St Kilda will cross each name off its list as the first-round unfolds until it is their turn to select at...


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2017 NAB AFL Draft Pick No. 7: Hunter Clark

Hunter Clark highlights (24/11) With pick 7 we have selected Hunter Clark; a smooth-moving playmaker.

PICK 7: Hunter Clark
PICK 8: Nick Coffield
PICK 35: Oscar Clavarino
PICK 46: Ben Paton

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Dandenong Stingrays midfielder Hunter Clark is now a Saint after he was selected with pick No. 7 in Friday night’s NAB AFL Draft in Sydney.

With St Kilda's first of two top 10 picks - for the first time since the Saints drafted Luke Ball and Xavier Clarke in 2001 - St Kilda added a star inside midfielder before selecting rebounding defender Nick Coffield a pick later.

Clark, 18, was one of the most consistent midfielders in the draft pool, starring in the TAC Cup with the Stingrays and in the national championships for Vic Country.

Renowned for his poise and smart decision making, Clark is rated as one of the best kicks in this year’s draft and is equally as damaging on both...


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2017 NAB AFL Draft Preview

AFL 2016 Media - NAB AFL Draft

Inside the draft room: Who will become a Saint tonight?

After a massive build-up, the 2017 NAB AFL Draft is finally here.

For the first time in nearly two decades, St Kilda holds two picks inside the first 10 selections, as well a late second-round pick and a pick midway through the third-round.

Where?

Sydney Showgrounds at 7pm on Friday, 24 November

What picks?

St Kilda will use four picks on Friday night – No. 7, No. 8, No. 34 and No. 45

Who?

With such an even first round, it’s anyone’s guess who will be available at No. 7 and No. 8.

Phantom drafts have suggested that the Saints might select Dandenong Stingrays pair Hunter Clark and Aiden Bonar, Northern Knights half-back Nick Coffield or Eastern Ranges midfielder Jaidyn Stephenson.

What the phantom drafts are projecting

Top 10 history since 2000:

St Kilda has had 10 top 10 picks since the start of this century, starting from Nick...


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2017 NAB AFL Draft Pick No. 7: Hunter Clark

Hunter Clark highlights (24/11) With pick 7 we have selected Hunter Clark; a smooth-moving playmaker.

PICK 7: Hunter Clark
PICK 8: Nick Coffield
PICK 35: Oscar Clavarino
PICK 46: Ben Paton

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Dandenong Stingrays midfielder Hunter Clark is now a Saint after he was selected with pick No. 7 in Friday night’s NAB AFL Draft in Sydney.

With St Kilda's first of two top 10 picks - for the first time since the Saints drafted Luke Ball and Xavier Clarke in 2001 - St Kilda added a star inside midfielder before selecting rebounding defender Nick Coffield a pick later.

Clark, 18, was one of the most consistent midfielders in the draft pool, starring in the TAC Cup with the Stingrays and in the national championships for Vic Country.

Renowned for his poise and smart decision making, Clark is rated as one of the best kicks in this year’s draft and is equally as damaging on both...


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2017 NAB AFL Draft Pick No. 8: Nick Coffield

Nick Coffield highlights (24/11) With pick 8 we have selected Nick Coffield; a defensive playmaker with a turn of speed.

St Kilda has selected Northern Knights captain Nick Coffield with pick No. 8 in Friday night’s NAB AFL Draft in Sydney.

After swooping on Dandenong Stingrays midfielder Hunter Clark at pick No. 7, the Saints used their second top 10 pick on the highly rated half-back, who is set to play as a midfielder at the highest level.

Coffield firmed as a high-end draft pick midway through the season when he was named at half-back in the All-Australian team following a standout national carnival.

The 18-year-old averaged 22 disposals at a disposal efficiency rate of 74 per cent across four games for Vic Metro.

Highly regarded for his leadership qualities, Coffield is one of the most reliable players in this year’s draft pool.

The Eltham product ran a sizzling 2.90 second 20...


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