St Kilda Saints

Debt down but losses mount for AFL clubs

The 10 Victorian-based AFL clubs managed to cut their debt levels but financial losses increased in 2015, and tougher trading conditions could impact their fiscal performances this year.

Jack Billings shows he is back in the groove

Jack Billings of the Saints is congratulated by Nick Riewoldt after kicking a goal.

Having learnt more about his craft in an unexpected capacity last season, emerging St Kilda small forward Jack Billings is ready to impress in his desired capacity this year.

Michelle Cowan appointed to Melbourne's coaching staff

Melbourne Football Club

Samantha Lane   A woman has been employed among the coaches of an AFL club for just the second time in history.

Four clubs to learn 'top-up' fate this week

AFL chief executive  Gillon McLachlan speaks to those assembled for the draft.

Jon Pierik and Ashley Porter   As the Essendon 34 continue to weigh up their next move, the four rival clubs affected by the supplements saga were told they will know by Friday whether they can access senior top-up talent.

Carlisle's Saints career could be extended: coach

Jake Carlisle

Nathan Lay   Suspended St Kilda recruit Jake Carlisle's career as a Saint could be extended as a result of a 12-month ban, says senior coach Alan Richardson.

Saints a finals chance despite Carlisle's loss: McCartin

Paddy McCartin of the Saints.

Larissa Nicholson   Losing former Bomber Jake Carlisle to a season-long suspension has been a blow to the St Kilda players' morale, but young forward Paddy McCartin maintains that the Saints are still a chance to play finals in 2016.

Stunners and steals: The Saints' best five

Tony Lockett clashes with Peter Caven.

Daniel Cherny   St Kilda fans have been forced to savour home and away success, because finals (particularly grand finals) have not generally been their friend. And while the Saints slept in the ladder's lower reaches for much of the 1970s and 1980s, some of their wins have defied belief.

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We're not leaving Seaford: Saints president

Not just playing out time: St Kilda president Peter Summers says his club are committed to Seaford.

Daniel Cherny   Despite an announcement earlier in the month that the club would be heading away from Seaford, St Kilda president Peter Summers promises the Saints will not be abandoning the area.

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Marvellous Magpie memories

Collingwood v Richmond, Round 20, 1978.

Rohan Connolly   Which games do you rate as Collingwood's five best home-and-away wins of the modern era? Here's our selection.

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St Kilda recruit Freeman in 'terrific spirits'

Jack Lonie.

Larissa Nicholson   St Kilda recruit Nathan Freeman is in terrific spirits despite suffering yet another hamstring injury, the club’s football manager says.

New Saint Freeman does hammy

Hamstrung: St Kilda recruit Nathan Freeman is injured again.

Jake Niall   St Kilda recruit Nathan Freeman, the top 10 draft pick who was severely hamstrung in his brief career at Collingwood, has suffered another hamstring injury.

Savage re-signs with Saints

Re-signed: Shane Savage.

Ronny Lerner   Shane Savage has signed a one-year contract extension that will tie him to St Kilda until the end of 2017 at least.

Carlisle on the right track: Montagna

St Kilda recruit Jake Carlisle made a century in suburban cricket on Saturday.

Emma Quayle   Jake Carlisle has begun to win his new teammates at St Kilda over with his hard work on the training track, after a couple of early missteps.

Saints march back to Moorabbin

Jarryn Geary

Emma Quayle   St Kilda will move back to the club's spiritual home at Moorabbin, with the Victorian government increasing its investment in the new development.

Riewoldt's job as long as he wants it

Revered: Nick Riewoldt.

Daniel Cherny   There could be changes in the captaincy at multiple AFL clubs next season, but St Kilda is unlikely to be one of them, according to Saints leadership group member Mav Weller.

Weller steps back from criticism of old coach

Mav Weller had some interesting things to say about his former coach.

Daniel Cherny   Newly re-signed St Kilda enforcer Mav Weller says criticism of his directed at former coach Guy McKenna was taken out of context.

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Life after football's final curtain

Jonathan Simpkin, Hawthorn premiership footballer who was delisted at the end of the season.

Peter Hanlon   Even when the end isn't unexpected, it still turns a footballer's life on its head.

Disappointment turns to happiness for Saint

Saintly: Nick O'Kearney.

Daniel Cherny   Nick O'Kearney didn't think he'd need to wait until the last Friday in November to be drafted.

Geary recommits to St Kilda

Jarryn Geary

Larissa Nicholson   Jarryn Geary has signed on for two more seasons at St Kilda.

Young Saint collapses during AFL training

Hugh Goddard, left, has collapsed at St Kilda training.

St Kilda defender Hugh Goddard will spend the night in hospital after suffering heat exhaustion during AFL pre-season training.