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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

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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Read more: 2017 NAB AFL Draft Pick No. 7: Hunter Clark

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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Read more: 2017 NAB AFL Draft Pick No. 8: Nick Coffield

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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Read more: 2017 NAB AFL Draft Pick No. 8: Nick Coffield

2017 NAB AFL Draft Pick No. 35: Oscar Clavarino

St Kilda has recruited rebounding defender Oscar Clavarino with pick No. 35 in Friday night's NAB AFL Draft

St Kilda has recruited Dandenong Stingrays rebounding defender Oscar Clavarino with pick No. 35 in the Friday night's NAB AFL Draft in Sydney.

After Richmond matched the Saints' bid for Victorian midfielder Patrick Naish - the son of former Tiger Chris - St Kilda chose Clavarino with their third pick, after earlier selecting Stingrays midfielder Hunter Clark at No. 7 and Northern Knights half-back Nick Coffield at No. 8.

Clavarino was rewarded for his dominant national carnival with selection at full back in the under-18 All-Australian team, with new teammate Coffield also named in the same back six at half-back.

Renowned for his ability to read the game quicker than others and for his clean skills by foot, Clavarino represented Vic Country in seven games across the last two...


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Read more: 2017 NAB AFL Draft Pick No. 35: Oscar Clavarino

2017 NAB AFL Draft Pick No. 35: Oscar Clavarino

St Kilda has recruited rebounding defender Oscar Clavarino with pick No. 35 in Friday night's NAB AFL Draft

St Kilda has recruited Dandenong Stingrays rebounding defender Oscar Clavarino with pick No. 35 in the Friday night's NAB AFL Draft in Sydney.

After Richmond matched the Saints' bid for Victorian midfielder Patrick Naish - the son of former Tiger Chris - St Kilda chose Clavarino with their third pick, after earlier selecting Stingrays midfielder Hunter Clark at No. 7 and Northern Knights half-back Nick Coffield at No. 8.

Clavarino was rewarded for his dominant national carnival with selection at full back in the under-18 All-Australian team, with new teammate Coffield also named in the same back six at half-back.

Renowned for his ability to read the game quicker than others and for his clean skills by foot, Clavarino represented Vic Country in seven games across the last two...


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Read more: 2017 NAB AFL Draft Pick No. 35: Oscar Clavarino

2017 NAB AFL Draft Pick No. 46: Ben Paton

AFL 2017 U18 Championships - Vic C v SA

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

St Kilda has acquired Murray Bushrangers midfielder-defender Ben Paton with their fourth and final pick at No. 46 in Friday night's NAB AFL Draft in Sydney. 

After being overlooked in last year's drafts, Paton returned to the Bushrangers this season as a 19-year-old overage player and thrived in a new role in defence.

The shift from the midfield to the backline paid dividends for the tenacious teenager, with his early season form attracting the attention of the Vic Country selectors.

Paton cemented a spot in the championships and performed so strongly he was rewarded with All-Australian selection in the same defence as new teammates...


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Read more: 2017 NAB AFL Draft Pick No. 46: Ben Paton

2017 NAB AFL Draft Pick No. 46: Ben Paton

AFL 2017 U18 Championships - Vic C v SA

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

St Kilda has acquired Murray Bushrangers midfielder-defender Ben Paton with their fourth and final pick at No. 46 in Friday night's NAB AFL Draft in Sydney. 

After being overlooked in last year's drafts, Paton returned to the Bushrangers this season as a 19-year-old overage player and thrived in a new role in defence.

The shift from the midfield to the backline paid dividends for the tenacious teenager, with his early season form attracting the attention of the Vic Country selectors.

Paton cemented a spot in the championships and performed so strongly he was rewarded with All-Australian selection in the same defence as new teammates...


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Read more: 2017 NAB AFL Draft Pick No. 46: Ben Paton

Saints snare Clark and Coffield, plus two other All-Australian's

AFL 2017 Media - NAB AFL Draft

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 24: Hunter Clark (R) and Nick Coffield of the Saints pose for a photo after the 2017 NAB AFL Draft at Sydney Showground on 24 November, 2017 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Brett Hemmings/AFL Media) (Editors note: This image is free for editorial use only)

St Kilda has added four teenagers to their list at Friday night’s NAB AFL Draft, including top 10 picks Hunter Clark and Nick Coffield.

The Saints, who had two picks inside the first ten selections for the first time in 16 years, chose Dandenong Stingrays midfielder Clark at No. 7 before adding Northern Knights rebounding defender Coffield a pick later.

Clark, 18, is regarded as one of the classiest ball users in this year's draft pool and should complement the Saints' engine room for many years to come.

Northern Knights captain Coffield was named at half-back in the under-18 All-Australian team but is...


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Read more: Saints snare Clark and Coffield, plus two other All-Australian's

Saints snare Clark and Coffield, plus two other All-Australian's

AFL 2017 Media - NAB AFL Draft

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 24: Hunter Clark (R) and Nick Coffield of the Saints pose for a photo after the 2017 NAB AFL Draft at Sydney Showground on 24 November, 2017 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Brett Hemmings/AFL Media) (Editors note: This image is free for editorial use only)

St Kilda has added four teenagers to their list at Friday night’s NAB AFL Draft, including top 10 picks Hunter Clark and Nick Coffield.

The Saints, who had two picks inside the first ten selections for the first time in 16 years, chose Dandenong Stingrays midfielder Clark at No. 7 before adding Northern Knights rebounding defender Coffield a pick later.

Clark, 18, is regarded as one of the classiest ball users in this year's draft pool and should complement the Saints' engine room for many years to come.

Northern Knights captain Coffield was named at half-back in the under-18 All-Australian team but is...


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Read more: Saints snare Clark and Coffield, plus two other All-Australian's

AFL Media's draft verdict

AFL 2017 Media - NAB AFL Draft

AFL Media deliver their verdict on the Saints 2017 AFL Draft selections

Selections before academy and father/son bidding: 7, 8, 34, 45
Selections after bidding:  7, 8, 35, 46
Who they picked: Hunter Clark, Nick Coffield, Oscar Clavarino, Ben Paton

Verdict: The Saints had long been linked to Clark and Coffield and got their men with picks No.7 and No.8 in the draft. Clark is a smooth mover with the ability to play at half-back or through the midfield and has all the hallmarks of being a potential 200-game player for the Saints. Coffield can also play in defence or onball and ran an impressive 2.91-second 20m sprint at the Combine. Needing to add a developing defender to its list, the Saints took one of the best in this year's draft in Clavarino. He'll develop underneath the likes of Jake Carlisle and Nathan Brown. Paton uses the ball well by hand and foot and was an Under-18 All...


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Read more: AFL Media's draft verdict

AFL Media's draft verdict

AFL 2017 Media - NAB AFL Draft

AFL Media deliver their verdict on the Saints 2017 AFL Draft selections

Selections before academy and father/son bidding: 7, 8, 34, 45
Selections after bidding:  7, 8, 35, 46
Who they picked: Hunter Clark, Nick Coffield, Oscar Clavarino, Ben Paton

Verdict: The Saints had long been linked to Clark and Coffield and got their men with picks No.7 and No.8 in the draft. Clark is a smooth mover with the ability to play at half-back or through the midfield and has all the hallmarks of being a potential 200-game player for the Saints. Coffield can also play in defence or onball and ran an impressive 2.91-second 20m sprint at the Combine. Needing to add a developing defender to its list, the Saints took one of the best in this year's draft in Clavarino. He'll develop underneath the likes of Jake Carlisle and Nathan Brown. Paton uses the ball well by hand and foot and was an Under-18 All...


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Read more: AFL Media's draft verdict

Early extension a show of confidence says Finnis

AFL 2017 Round 23 - Richmond v St Kilda

St Kilda Coach Alan Richardson has led the Saints to 12 wins in 2016 and 11 wins this year.

St Kilda CEO Matt Finnis says the decision to re-sign Alan Richardson a year before his contract expired was because the club believes he is the right coach to lead the Saints back towards September and premiership contention.

After leading the Saints to 23 wins across the last two seasons, Richardson signed a two-year extension last month that will extend his tenure at the club to at least seven seasons by the end of that deal.

“When you work with ‘Richo’ week in week out and you see the way he’s leading that football department, the way in which the coaches have bought into the program, the relationships he has with the players; we’ve just got the utmost confidence that he’s the man to lead our program,” Finnis told SEN on Friday morning.

“So why wouldn’t you show that confidence in him and...


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Cal Twomey's Phantom form guide: November edition

After all those games, all that athletic testing and all of the club interviews, we are finally a week away from the NAB AFL Draft.

It is crunch time for recruiters to finalise their lists of prospects, and the same applies to us at AFL.com.au as we reveal our final Phantom Form Guide for 2017. 

This is our rating of the best 30 players in this year's pool. It is not a mock draft or necessarily an indication of where the players will get selected or where bids may come for father-son or academy players.

1 Cameron Rayner

POS: Half-forward/midfielder, Ht 187cm, Wt 88kg, DOB 21/10/1999
From Western Jets/Vic Metro
October ranking: 1

Rayner is the most exciting, game-changing prospect in the pool and for that reason is the No.1 player in the Phantom Form Guide. It was rare for Rayner to play a game this year without showing at least a couple of his tricks – whether it be an explosive burst from a stoppage,...


Read full article on AFL StKilda AFLComAu


Read more: Cal Twomey's Phantom form guide: November edition

Cal Twomey's Phantom form guide: November edition

After all those games, all that athletic testing and all of the club interviews, we are finally a week away from the NAB AFL Draft.

It is crunch time for recruiters to finalise their lists of prospects, and the same applies to us at AFL.com.au as we reveal our final Phantom Form Guide for 2017. 

This is our rating of the best 30 players in this year's pool. It is not a mock draft or necessarily an indication of where the players will get selected or where bids may come for father-son or academy players.

1 Cameron Rayner

POS: Half-forward/midfielder, Ht 187cm, Wt 88kg, DOB 21/10/1999
From Western Jets/Vic Metro
October ranking: 1

Rayner is the most exciting, game-changing prospect in the pool and for that reason is the No.1 player in the Phantom Form Guide. It was rare for Rayner to play a game this year without showing at least a couple of his tricks – whether it be an explosive burst from a stoppage,...


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Read more: Cal Twomey's Phantom form guide: November edition

AFLX revealed: Who we play and when

AFL 2017 Round 23 - Richmond v St Kilda

The Saints will be one of six teams facing off at Etihad Stadium on February 16.

AFLX, the League's high-octane version of the sport, will debut on February 15 next year with the AFL including traditional soccer and rugby venues among the venues for three separate round-robin tournaments.

The modified game will be played in three cities across three nights, with six AFL clubs represented in each competition. 

AFL.com.au can exclusively reveal that Adelaide will host the first round-robin at Hindmarsh Stadium on a Thursday night, the week before the JLT Community Series begins. 

The Crows and Port Adelaide will be joined by Collingwood, West Coast, Fremantle and Geelong in the first ever AFLX tournament.

The fast-paced game will then head to Melbourne's Etihad Stadium on February 16, where the Demons, North Melbourne, St Kilda, Carlton, Hawthorn and Essendon will compete under Friday...


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Read more: AFLX revealed: Who we play and when

AFLX revealed: Who we play and when

AFL 2017 Round 23 - Richmond v St Kilda

The Saints will be one of six teams facing off at Etihad Stadium on February 16.

AFLX, the League's high-octane version of the sport, will debut on February 15 next year with the AFL including traditional soccer and rugby venues among the venues for three separate round-robin tournaments.

The modified game will be played in three cities across three nights, with six AFL clubs represented in each competition. 

AFL.com.au can exclusively reveal that Adelaide will host the first round-robin at Hindmarsh Stadium on a Thursday night, the week before the JLT Community Series begins. 

The Crows and Port Adelaide will be joined by Collingwood, West Coast, Fremantle and Geelong in the first ever AFLX tournament.

The fast-paced game will then head to Melbourne's Etihad Stadium on February 16, where the Demons, North Melbourne, St Kilda, Carlton, Hawthorn and Essendon will compete under Friday...


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Read more: AFLX revealed: Who we play and when

Recruiter Insight: Chris Toce

AFL 2017 Media - AFL Draft Combine Day 2

St Kilda State Recruiting Manager Chris Toce (right) speaks to Alan Richardson and Tony Elshaug at the AFL combine.

Ahead of next Friday night's NAB AFL Draft, where St Kilda holds picks No. 7, No. 8, No. 34 and No. 45, saints.com.au has received an insight into the world of list management from the recruiting team at Linen House Centre.

What is your pathway to recruiting at the Saints?

5 years in recruiting at Collingwood

How many years have you worked at the club and in recruiting?

3 years

What states or territories do you cover?

NSW/ACT / QLD / NT / TAS

Who was the best player recruited from your region in 2016?

Will Setterfield (NSW/ACT) - Greater Western Sydney

How many interstate trips have you been on this year?

20+ as well as a trip to New Zealand for the Level 1 NAB Academy Camp

How many games have you watched this year?

100+

How many prospective recruits have you...


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Read more: Recruiter Insight: Chris Toce

Recruiter Insight: Chris Toce

AFL 2017 Media - AFL Draft Combine Day 2

St Kilda State Recruiting Manager Chris Toce (right) speaks to Alan Richardson and Tony Elshaug at the AFL combine.

Ahead of next Friday night's NAB AFL Draft, where St Kilda holds picks No. 7, No. 8, No. 34 and No. 45, saints.com.au has received an insight into the world of list management from the recruiting team at Linen House Centre.

What is your pathway to recruiting at the Saints?

5 years in recruiting at Collingwood

How many years have you worked at the club and in recruiting?

3 years

What states or territories do you cover?

NSW/ACT / QLD / NT / TAS

Who was the best player recruited from your region in 2016?

Will Setterfield (NSW/ACT) - Greater Western Sydney

How many interstate trips have you been on this year?

20+ as well as a trip to New Zealand for the Level 1 NAB Academy Camp

How many games have you watched this year?

100+

How many prospective recruits have you...


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Read more: Recruiter Insight: Chris Toce

Draft recall: The class of 2013

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St Kilda Coach Alan Richardson and No. 3 pick Jack Billings at the 2013 NAB AFL Draft.

St Kilda used the 2013 AFL Draft to layer their engine room with key players in their future, who all spread their wings this season.

Four years on, Jack Billings (No. 3), Luke Dunstan (No. 18) and Blake Acres (No. 19) have established themselves as regular senior players at Linen House Centre.

Billings, who was the Saints’ highest pick at the time since Brendon Goddard in 2002, produced a breakout season in 2017 to emerge as one of the more damaging half-forwards in the competition.

The 22-year-old finished fifth in the Trevor Barker Award in 2017 after he averaged 23.1 disposals, 8.3 score involvements and kicked 23.36 across 22 games.

South Australian inside bull Dunstan has already acquired 69 games of experience and he finished 2017 as well as anyone at St Kilda, averaging just under 28...


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Recruiter Insight: Mark Smart

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St Kilda State Recruiting Manager Mark Smart watches on at Etihad Stadium this year.

Ahead of next Friday night's NAB AFL Draft, where St Kilda holds picks No. 7, No. 8, No. 34 and No. 45, saints.com.au has received an insight into the world of list management from the recruiting team at Linen House Centre.

What is your pathway to recruiting at the Saints?

I was the Talent and Development Manager at the Oakleigh Chargers in the TAC Cup for eight years and also a Level 3 Coach who was involved in Assistant Coaching roles with both Oakleigh Chargers and The Vic Metro program. Previously to this I was a PE Teacher for 10 years in Secondary schools.

How many years have you worked at the club and in recruiting?

Three years

What states or territories do you cover?

I manage SA and WA but we are all involved in covering all of Australia 

Who was the best player recruited from your region in...


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Read more: Recruiter Insight: Mark Smart


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