|St Kilda Football Club|
|Full name||St Kilda Football Club Limited|
|Motto||Fortius Quo Fidelius ("Strength Through Loyalty")|
|Club song||"When The Saints Go Marching In"|
|After finals||5th (Semi Final)|
|Leading goalkicker||Dan Butler (29 goals)|
|Trevor Barker Award||Jack Steele|
|Colours||Red White Black|
|Competition|| AFL: Men|
AFLW: Senior Women
VFLW: Reserves Women
|Coach||AFL: Brett Ratten |
AFLW: Peta Searle
VFLW: Dale Robinson
|Captain(s)||AFL: Jarryn Geary, Jack Steele |
AFLW: Cat Phillips, Kate Shierlaw, Rhiannon Watt
VFLW: Tara Bohanna, Deanna Jolliffe, Frankie Hocking
|Ground(s)||AFL: Docklands Stadium (56,347)|
AFLW/VFLW: RSEA Park (10,000)
|Former ground(s)||Junction Oval (1897–1964)|
|Moorabbin Oval (1965–1992)|
|Waverley Park (1993–1999)|
|Training ground(s)||Moorabbin Oval|
The St Kilda Football Club, nicknamed the Saints, is an Australian rules football club based in Melbourne, Victoria. The club plays in the Australian Football League, the sport's premier league.
The club's name originates from its original home base in the bayside Melbourne suburb of St Kilda in which the club was established in 1873. The club also has strong links to the south-eastern suburb of Moorabbin, where it was based between 1965 and 2010.
St Kilda were a foundation team of the Victorian Football Association (VFA) in 1877 and later, in 1897, became a foundation team in the Victorian Football League (VFL), which later became known as the Australian Football League (AFL) in 1990. St Kilda fields teams in the AFL Women's and VFL Women's competitions, and are in an alignment with the Sandringham Football Club in the Victorian Football League.
St Kilda have won a single premiership to date, a famous one-point win in the 1966 VFL Grand Final. The club has won the minor premiership three times, in 1965, 1997 and 2009. The club has reached the grand final seven times.
St Kilda developed a reputation as perennial underachievers,much of this attributed to their record of finishing last more often than any other club in the league (27 times), as well as having the second lowest all-time win percentage of any team still playing in the league.
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On 14 March 1873 a meeting was held in Windsor to form the St Kilda Football Club. At this meeting a provisional committee of men were elected.The formation was completed on 2 April 1873. On 11 June 1873 another meeting was held to appoint the final committee. The club's original home ground was the "Alpaca Paddock", which was a large fenced off area at the St Kilda end of what is now known as Albert Park.
In March 1888, a decision was made to amalgamate St Kilda with nearby Prahran Football Club. St Kilda retained their colours, name and ground as well as picking up a number of Prahran players.St Kilda competed as a senior club in the VFA from 1877 to 1879, 1881 to 1882 and 1886 to 1896 before moving into the breakaway competition, the Victorian Football League, from 1897 onwards.
St Kilda were one of the eight clubs that took part in the inaugural VFL season in 1897.They made their debut in an away game against Collingwood on 8 May 1897. The club's home ground in the new league was the Junction Oval in the suburb of St Kilda, Victoria and the club's first home game was against Fitzroy. St Kilda's early years in the VFL were not successful and, in 1899, they had the lowest score ever recorded in a VFL/AFL match, one point against Geelong.
In 1902, Charlie Baker became the first St Kilda player to be the league's leading goalkicker in a home and away season with 30 goals.
Six successive wins at the start of the 1907 season saw St Kilda make the finals for the first time, qualifying third with nine wins and eight losses. The club was beaten by Carlton in their first VFL final by 56 points. They qualified in third position again in 1908 and were once again eliminated by Carlton in the semi-finals.
The 1913 season saw major improvement in which the team qualified fourth, but were eventually beaten in the 1913 grand final by Fitzroy. Due to the finals system at the time, Fitzroy, who had been defeated by St Kilda, were allowed to challenge St Kilda to a rematch the following week. St Kilda lost the rematch, 7.14 (56) to 5.13 (43).
Due to World War I, St Kilda went into recess in 1916 and 1917. It resumed operations in 1918 and fared well initially, qualifying for finals in fourth position. However, the following years saw St Kilda struggle. The club qualified for finals once between 1919 and 1938. During this time period, Colin Watson became the first St Kilda player to win the league's highest individual award, winning the 1925 Brownlow Medal. In 1936, Bill Mohr kicked 101 goals, winning the leading goalkicker award and becoming the first St Kilda player to kick 100 goals or more in a season.
The club made finals in 1939, qualifying fourth after a record run of eight consecutive victories and an overall record of 13 wins and five losses.The team had its first finals win since 1913, against Richmond, but were eliminated in the 1939 finals series by Collingwood in the preliminary final.
St Kilda won three of the first four games early in the 1940 season and were on top of the ladder after Round 4 before finishing second last. Despite prominent players like Harold Bray, Keith Drinan, Peter Bennett and later Neil Roberts, St Kilda were rarely competitive in the 1940s.
The 1950 season saw St Kilda win the first five games before fading to finish with eight wins and a draw in ninth place. In 1955, after one of the club's worst seasons, Alan Killigrew was appointed coach. His first action was one of the largest clean-outs of players in the history of any VFL club. Between 1957 and 1959, St Kilda won three consecutive Brownlow Medals. The 1959 winner, Verdun Howell, tied with Bob Skilton in the Brownlow Medal count. At the time, Skilton was awarded the medal on count-back. The league later decided to award a Brownlow Medal to any player who was eligible to win who tied on the same number of votes as a winner who won on count-back – with Howell receiving the Brownlow retrospectively.
In 1958, St Kilda won the Consolation Night Series competition, a competition that was played between clubs that had failed to qualify for the premiership season finals series. St Kilda defeated Carlton 16.13 (109) to 15.11 (101).
In 1961, after finishing sixth in 1960, Allan Jeans was appointed coach. St Kilda qualified for the final four for the first time since 1939, qualifying third with eleven wins and seven losses. The club lost to Footscray in the first semi-final. The club would again qualify for finals in 1963 with 13 wins, two premiership points behind minor premiers Hawthorn. The club lost to Melbourne in the semi-finals. In 1965, St Kilda finished the home and away season a game clear on top with 14 wins and 4 losses, qualifying for a finals series as minor premiers for the first time in the club's history. St Kilda defeated Collingwood in the second semi-final to progress into the grand final. The club finished second in the 1965 premiership season, being defeated by Essendon in the 1965 VFL Grand Final.
|1966 VFL Grand Final||G||B||Total|
|Venue: Melbourne Cricket Ground||Crowd: 101,655|
Following their successful 1965 season, St Kilda qualified for finals in consectutive year for the first time since 1907-08. The club was defeated in the second semi-final by Collingwood - however, the club defeated Essendon in the preliminary final in to qualify for the 1966 VFL Grand Final. St Kilda defeated Collingwood by a single point to win their first premiership in 68 seasons.
The following year, St Kilda failed to qualify for the finals series, finishing fifth. A seventh place home and away season finish in 1969 was followed by another finals appearance in 1970, when St Kilda qualified in third place.
St Kilda qualified for the finals series in second place in 1971 at the end of the home and away season with 16 wins. St Kilda was defeated by Hawthorn by two points in the second semifinal, defeated Richmond in the preliminary final and was defeated in the 1971 VFL Grand Final by Hawthorn.
The club qualified for the finals series again in 1972 in fourth with 14 wins and 8 losses. St Kilda defeated Essendon in the elimination final and Collingwood in the first semifinal before being eliminated in the preliminary final by Carlton. 1973 saw the club qualify for a record fourth consecutive finals series in fifth place with 12 wins.
1974 saw St Kilda decline to the lower half of the ladder for the first time since the 1950s, finishing tenth with seven wins. The club failed to build on competitive seasons in 1975 and 1976. Allan Jeans coaching career at St Kilda ended at the end of the 1976 season after 16 seasons.
Following the appointment of Lindsay Fox as club president in 1979, arrangements were made to address the club's withstanding debt of 1.45 million dollars. Many senior players and Allan Jeans accepted a deal to be paid 22.5 cents for each dollar they were owed. Additionally, non-football creditors received 7.5 cents for each dollar owed. The club was ultimately able to settle with its creditors for $195,000.Despite these efforts, continuing financial pressures and defeats saw the club remain in the bottom three for every season between 1979 to 1986.
In 1987, Tony Lockett won the Coleman Medal for leading goalkicker in the home and away season, the fourth St Kilda player to win the league's leading goalkicker award. Lockett also became the seventh St Kilda player to win the Brownlow Medal. He remains the only person in league history to win both the league's best and fairest Brownlow Medal and the league's leading goalkicker Coleman Medal award in the same season.
The league was officially renamed the Australian Football League prior to the start of the 1990 premiership season.
A competitive 1991 AFL season saw St Kilda qualify for a finals series for the first time since 1973, qualifying fourth at the end of the home and away rounds. St Kilda were defeated by Geelong in the elimination final. After failing to win a final in the 1992 finals series, the club finally broke through in 1923, winning its first finals series match since 1973 against Collingwood.
St Kilda won the 1996 Ansett Australia Cup competition, the pre-season cup. The team had wins over Hawthorn in the round of 16, Adelaide in the quarter finals, West Coast in the semi-finals and defeated Carlton in the final 20.10 (130) to 10.12 (72) in front of 66,888 people at Waverley Park. Nicky Winmar became the first St Kilda player to win the Michael Tuck Medal for best player on the ground in the 1996 Ansett Australia Cup Final.
In the 1997 season, St Kilda qualified for the finals series in first position at the end of the home and away rounds with 15 wins and 7 losses, winning a second minor premiership and the first McClelland Trophy in the club's history. St Kilda defeated Brisbane in the qualifying finals and North Melbourne in the preliminary finals to move through to the grand final. St Kilda finished second after being beaten in the 1997 AFL Grand Final by Adelaide.
In 1998, St Kilda made their best start to a season since 1972 by winning five out of six matches by Round 6. At the half-way mark of the 1998 season, St Kilda was on top of the ladder in Round 14 with eleven wins and three losses and were tipped as warm favourites for the premiership. However, the team's performance dramatically faded after going from second place in Round 17 to sixth at the home and away games conclusion in Round 22. After qualifying for the finals in consecutive seasons, St Kilda were defeated narrowly by Sydney in the qualifying finals and then eliminated comprehensively by Melbourne in the semi-finals.
During the early part of the decade, St Kilda struggled, winning only two matches and drawing one to finish with the wooden spoon in 2000. The following two years were similar, finishing second-last in both seasons. The time spent at the bottom allowed St Kilda to recruit players such as Justin Koschitzke, Nick Riewoldt, Nick Dal Santo and Brendon Goddard, who were mainstays of the team over the following decade.
In 2004, St Kilda won a club record of 10 consecutive matches from round 1 to round 10. The club returned to finals, eventually being defeated by eventual premiers Port Adelaide in the preliminary final.The following year would see a similar result, with the club being defeated in the preliminary final by Sydney.
The 2006 AFL season saw the club finish in sixth position at the end of the home and away rounds and qualify for a third successive finals series. St Kilda were eliminated by Melbourne in the elimination finals.During this season, Robert Harvey broke the all-time games record for St Kilda when he played in his 324th premiership season match in Round 7. On 11 October 2006, Ross Lyon was appointed as the new head coach for St Kilda, replacing Grant Thomas.
After missing finals in 2007, St Kilda again qualified for the finals in 2008, a 108-point win over Essendon in the final home and away round saw the club take fourth position for the finals series.St Kilda were defeated by Geelong in the qualifying finals, defeated Collingwood in the semi-finals and were eliminated by the eventual premiers, Hawthorn, in the preliminary final.
St Kilda won the first 19 games of the 2009 season, breaking the club record of 10 successive wins which was set 5 years earlier. The winning streak was brought to end by Essendon in Round 20, when they defeated St Kilda by two points.In Round 14, St Kilda played the premiership favourites Geelong, a club they had not beaten since 2006. Both teams were undefeated prior to the round 14 clash. St Kilda defeated Geelong by six points. The game broke multiple records, including highest ever crowd for an AFL match at Docklands Stadium (54,444). The game was sold out two weeks in advance, causing a change in timeslot (moving from 2.10pm to 3.10pm) so that the Seven Network could broadcast the game live in Victoria.
St Kilda went on to qualify for the 2009 AFL finals series in first position, winning a third minor premiership and second McClelland Trophy with 20 wins and 2 losses – the best home and away record in the club's history and one of the most dominant home and away seasons ever in AFL history.The club would progress to that year's Grand Final, where they would be defeated by Geelong by 12 points. Following the Grand Final, Ross Lyon signed a three-year extension to his coaching contract until the end of the 2012 season.
The following year, St Kilda would experience a similar level of success, qualifying for the finals in third position. The club would record their first win against Geelong in a finals match in the 2nd Qualifying Final, and would eventually qualify for the Grand Final against Collingwood. The match ended in a draw – 10.8. (68) to 9.14. (68).This was the third drawn grand final in league history and had an attendance of 100,016. St Kilda midfielder Lenny Hayes won the Norm Smith Medal for the player judged the best on ground in the match, making him the first St Kilda player to ever win the medal. Due to the draw, a second Grand Final match was played the following week. In the Grand Final replay, Collingwood won by 56 points.
In December 2010, the club received the keys to their new additional training and administration property in the City of Frankston at Seaford after its construction was completed at a cost of approximately $9.5 million.Following the season, the club announced a record net profit of $7.467 million for season 2010. St Kilda also achieved a new record membership for a single season and were the 2nd most-watched team on television, rating 22,777,092 viewers across the season.
St Kilda qualified for the 2011 AFL finals series – for a club record equalling fourth successive season – with a win over North Melbourne at Docklands Stadium by 65 points in Round 23 of the 2011 AFL Premiership Season.St Kilda played in an elimination final in Week 1 of the finals against Sydney at Docklands Stadium, losing by 25 points. After the elimination final, coach Ross Lyon left the club, despite one year remaining on his contract, to join Fremantle. Former Sydney, Fremantle and West Coast player and Collingwood assistant coach Scott Watters was announced as Lyon's replacement in October 2011.
The following years would not prove fruitful for St Kilda. They would not make the finals in 2012, for the first time since 2007,ultimately culminating in finishing last in 2014. Despite this, the 2013 season marked a historic moment for the St Kilda Football Club and the AFL, when St Kilda hosted the first home and away season match outside of Australia. The match was held in Wellington, New Zealand, on 25 April (Anzac Day), the day each year on which both Australia and New Zealand commemorate the soldiers from both countries who have fought in conflicts around the world. Following the 2013 season, senior coach Scott Watters was sacked. On 14 November, former Port Adelaide director of coaching Alan Richardson was announced as new senior coach for the next three years.
Following poor performances in the 2018 and 2019 seasons, Alan Richardson was advised that his contract would not be renewed for 2020. As a result, he resigned from his position as senior coach. Assistant coach Brett Ratten took over as caretaker coach.After winning three of the season's last six games, was appointed permanent senior coach in September 2019. During the 2019 trade period, four high-profile players requested a trade to St Kilda and many discussions were held with other players looking to move.
In the reduced 2020 season, the club managed 10 of a possible 17 wins to qualify for their first finals series since 2011.
The club's on-field nickname is the "Saints", usage of which dates back to as early as the 1870s.Many clubs' early nicknames were derived from an abbreviation or demonym of the club's suburb, but St Kilda is unique among the AFL clubs in now utilising this as its official nickname. Dating back to as early as the 1890s, and to as late as the 1950s, the "Seagulls" was also in use as a nickname, but this has fallen out of use.
The St Kilda jumper has three vertical panels of red, white and black on the front with the club crest a plain black back with white ribbing and numbers. The current club sponsors are Dare Iced Coffee & Pepper Money whose logos appear alternating on the front and back of the uniform for home and away games. The clash jumper is very distinct from the home jumper, bearing red, white and black vertical stripes with a white back. The club's current apparel partner is New Balance.
|Period||Description and history||Design|
|1873–1885||St Kilda's original guernsey. A stylised replica was sold in 2013.|
|1893–1909||A widened version to the stripes used in the preceeding guernsey.|
|1910–1914||The same guernsey top, using blue shorts instead of black.|
|1915–1918||A yellow version of the guernsey, used to avoid playing in the colours of the German Empire's flag during a war against that country.|
|1919–22||A second yellow guernsey, sporting a K for 'Kilda'.|
|1923–52||A return to the pre-war guernsey, with an additional white stripe between the Red and Black stripes.|
|1953–96||A "vest" type guernsey, with the tricolour red, white and black stripes.|
|1997–01||A stylised jumper based on the club crest.|
|2002–present||A return to the design used after 1953.|
The club has used many logos since it was formed in 1873 for promotional and merchandise purposes.
The Victorian Football League did not use official club logos until approximately the 1970s. Prior to the 1970s, logos were generally created by clubs and in some cases outside companies for sales of merchandise but were not official (or registered trademarks in some cases). Many club logos were printed in the same basic design frame and had each club's individual colours, name and design in them. St Kilda used several different logos, including some featuring a stick figure in the 1980s and 1990s. Shortly after the league officially changed its name to the AFL prior to the start of the 1990 premiership season, the club used a logo with a red white and black vertically striped design with the goal and behind posts on it, with a stick figure attempting a mark on it with a halo above its head, with the league logo and the club crest on top of either behind post.
The St Kilda Football Club crest first appeared officially on the jumper in 1933, after existing at the club for quite some time beforehand in basic design form. The crest became an iconic feature of the club's jumper – a well-known and recognisable symbol of the club. The crest also includes the club's motto, Fortius Quo Fidelius, which is usually translated as "Strength through loyalty". As with the nickname "Saints" the club crest has no religious associations. A logo change before the start of the 1995 season saw the club make the decision to use the official club crest as the club's official logo in the league.
The club song is an adaption of "When The Saints Go Marching In".The song was recorded in 1972 by the Fable Singers and released as a single. The song was recorded with all copyright and royalty agreements in place and the AFL has permission to broadcast it publicly at each St Kilda match.
Until 1964, when St Kilda played at the Junction Oval, the club song at every match was an adaptation of "I Do Like To Be Beside The Seaside". When the club moved to Moorabbin Oval a popular chant called "We are the Saints" was sung by supporters. In the late 1960s "When The Saints Go Marching In" eventually became established as the club song. The tune is used by permission under licence.
St Kilda's primary administrative and training base from the end of the 2010 season to 2019 was a new facility at Belvedere Park in Seaford, approximately 21 kilometers south of Moorabbin Oval. The development was a St Kilda Football Club development in conjunction with the Frankston City Council, the Victorian state government and the AFL. The new facility was completed at a cost of approximately 9.5 million dollars and named the Linen House Centre under a naming rights sponsorship deal.
In 2019 the club relocated back to Moorabin Oval.
Moorabbin Oval has undergone a two-stage redevelopment, costing approximately 30 million dollars, for the St Kilda Football Club. Stage one was a two part development with the demolishing of the old Drake and Huggins stands.
From 2018 the ground has again become the training, entertainment, member and community base for St Kilda and the primary community football ground in south-eastern Melbourne region. As part of the development deal the parkland outside the outer side of the oval (behind the old terraces that were on the outer side of the ground) is no longer leased by St Kilda FC and has been released back to the local council. It will serve as the primary home ground for the Sandringham Dragons and the Southern Football League as well as being the administrative centre for football development in the south-east. It is also the main venue for the St Kilda FC women's team.
|Senior list||Rookie list||Coaching staff|
Updated: 2 June 2021
In 2017, following the inaugural AFL Women's (AFLW) season, St Kilda was among eight clubs that applied for licences to enter the competition from 2019 onwards.In September 2017, the club was announced as one of four clubs to receive a licence to join the competition in 2020.
|Senior list||Rookie list||Coaching staff|
St Kilda operated its own reserves team from 1919 to 2000. From 1919 to 1991 the VFL/AFL operated a reserves competition and, from 1992 to 1999, a de facto AFL reserves competition was run by the Victorian State Football League. St Kilda fielded a reserves team in both of these competitions, allowing players who were not selected for the senior team to play for St Kilda in the lower grade. During that time, the St Kilda reserves team won three premierships (1942, 1943 and 1961). Following the demise of the AFL reserves competition, the St Kilda reserves team competed in the new Victorian Football League in the 2000 season before the team was dissolved at the end of the year.
In 2001, St Kilda entered a reserves affiliation with existing VFL club Springvale (which moved to Cranbourne and was renamed Casey in 2006). Under the affiliation, reserves players for St Kilda played VFL football with Springvale/Casey. The affiliation ended after the 2008 seasonand St Kilda then entered an equivalent affiliation with Sandringham which it still maintains as of the 2019 season.
St Kilda had announced its intention to end its affiliation with Sandringham and re-establish its own reserves team in the VFL from the 2017 season after a redevelopment of Moorabbin Oval was completed;but the club ultimately extended and expanded its affiliation with Sandringham. From 2017, St Kilda has had a greater involvement in the operation of the VFL club and, from 2018, Sandringham plays three games per year at Moorabbin Oval in St Kilda colours.
The club has also fielded a team in the second-tier VFL Women's league since 2018, in partnership with VFL men's club Sandringham.The team is referred to as the Southern Saints.
|St Kilda Football Club Honour Board|
|Year||Position||Chairman||CEO||Coach||Captain||Best & Fairest|| Leading|
|-||-||-||B.Shawl||-|| R.Stewart |
|Federation of Australia|
|-||-||-|| D.McCabe |
|1903||Fifth||-||-||-|| B.Jackson |
|1905||Seventh||-||-||-|| V.Barwick |
|1907||Third||-||-||-||J.Wells||-|| D.McNamara2 |
|1913||Second||-||-|| D.McNamara |
|1914||Seventh||-||-||D.McNamara|| H.Lever |
|1918||Fourth||-||-||J.Smith||H.Lever||R.Cazaly|| D.McNamara4 |
|-||-|| G.Sparrow |
|1921||Eighth||-||-||C.Ricketts|| C.Ricketts |
|1925||Sixth||F.Nelson||J.Irvine||N.Clark|| B.Cubbins |
|F.Nelson||J.Irvine||N.Clark||B.Cubbins|| H.Mason |
|1927||Seventh||F.Nelson||J.Irvine||G.Heniz|| H.Mason |
|1928||Sixth||-||J.Irvine||G.Sparrow|| H.Mason |
|1930||Eighth|| C.Suhr |
|1932||Eleventh||M.Gild||J.Irvine|| C.Hardy |
|1933||Ninth||F.Arlington-Burke||J.Lord||C.Deane|| C.Deane |
|1938||Eighth||-||-|| D.Minogue |
|1940||Eleventh|| D.McNamara |
|1944||Ninth||E.C. Mitty||-||H.Thomas|| F.Kelly |
|1966 ⚑||First||G.Huggins||I.Drake||A.Jeans||D.Baldock||I.Stewart2 ★||K.Neale||55|
|1972||Third||G.Huggins||I.Drake|| A.Jeans |
|1974||Tenth||G.Huggins||I.Drake|| A.Jeans |
|1980||Eleventh||L.Fox||D.Wanless|| M.Patterson |
|1981||Tenth||L.Fox||D.Wanless||A.Jesaulenko|| A.Jesaulenko |
|L.Fox||I.Stewart|| T.Jewell |
| L.Fox |
|1987||Tenth||T.Payze||K.Marshall|| D.Baldock |
|D.Frawley||T.Lockett ★||T.Lockett4 ✪||117|
|Australian Football League era|
|1996||Tenth||A.Plympton||D.Hanly||S.Alves|| N.Burke |
|1997||Second||A.Plympton||D.Hanly||S.Alves|| N.Burke |
|1998||Sixth||A.Plympton||D.Hanly||S.Alves|| N.Burke |
|2001||Fifteenth||R.Butterss||J.Watts|| M.Blight |
|2005||Third||R.Butterss||J.Watts||G.Thomas||N.Riewoldt|| S.Baker |
|2007||Ninth||R.Butterss||A.Fraser||R.Lyon|| L.Ball |
|2019||Fourteenth||A.Bassat||M.Finnis|| A.Richardson |
|⚑ = Premier / ★ = Brownlow Medallist / ✪ = Coleman Medallist / 2 = Multiple Best & Fairest or Leading Goal Kicker|
|St Kilda AFLW honour roll|
|Season||Ladder||W–L–D||Finals||Coach||Captain(s)||Best and fairest||Leading|
|2020||9th ^||2–4–0||DNQ||Peta Searle||Multiple||Four players||Caitlin Greiser ✪||10|
|2021||11th||3–6–0||DNQ||Peta Searle||Multiple||TBC||Caitlin Greiser2||9|
|^ = Ladder split into two conferences / ⚑ = Premier / ★ = Best And Fairest / ✪ = Leading Goalkicker / 2 = Multiple Best & Fairest or Leading Goal Kicker|
|Southern Saints VFLW honour roll|
|Season||Final position||Coach||Captain||Best and fairest||Leading|
|2018||8th||Peta Searle||Georgia Walker||Alison Drennan & Rhiannon Watt||Tara Bohanna||15|
|2019||3rd||Peta Searle||Rotating captains||Tilly Lucas-Rodd||Caitlin Greiser||22|
|2020||Season cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic|
|2021||TBC||Dale Robinson||Multiple||To be determined|
At a special function in 2003 the St Kilda Football Club Team of the Century was announced. Darrel Baldock, who captained the 1966 grand final team, was named as captain and Allan Jeans, who coached St Kilda for a record 17 years, was named as coach. Ian Stewart was also named a member of the AFL Team of the Century.
|B:||Barry Lawrence||Verdun Howell||Kevin Neale|
|HB:||Trevor Barker||Neil Roberts||Daryl Griffiths|
|C:||Nicky Winmar||Ian Stewart||Lance Oswald|
|HF:||Stewart Loewe||Darrel Baldock (C)||Bill Mohr|
|F:||Dave McNamara||Tony Lockett||Nathan Burke|
|Foll:||Carl Ditterich||Robert Harvey||Ross Smith|
|Int:||Barry Breen||Bob Murray||Alan Morrow|
St Kilda Football Club's Hall of Fame
St Kilda Football Club's Hall of Fame was established in 2003. Club identities, past or present, are selected and inducted into the club's hall of fame by a St Kilda Football Club Hall of Fame committee.At each gala event, at least one inductee is selected to be elevated to club legend status.
St Kilda's most recent hall of fame induction was held at the Palladium at Crown Casino in Melbourne on 24 July 2010 with three new inductees added.The St Kilda Football Club Hall of Fame committee for 2010 featured Ross Smith, Greg Westaway, John Beveridge, Russell Holmesby, Neil Roberts, Allan Jeans and Danny Frawley. Previous inductions were held in 2003, 2007 and 2008, with 13 identities inducted in 2003, 12 in 2007 and 12 in 2008.
|Hall of Fame|
|Australian Football League||Seniors||1||1966|
|VFL Reserves||Reserves||3||1942, 1943, 1961|
|VFL Under 19s||Under 19s||1||1957|
|Other titles and honours|
|AFL Preseason competition||Seniors||3||1996, 2004, 2008|
|VFL Night Series||Seniors||1||1958|
|Australian Football League|| Minor premiership |
|Grand Finalist||7||1913, 1965, 1966, 1971, 1997, 2009, 2010|
|Wooden spoons||27||1897, 1898, 1899, 1900, 1901, 1902, 1904, 1909, 1910, 1920, 1924, 1943, 1945, 1947, 1948, 1952, 1954, 1955, 1977, 1979, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1988, 2000, 2014|
Trevor Barker Award (Club best and fairest)
Brownlow Medal (League best and fairest)
Leigh Matthews Trophy (Most Valuable Player)
Coleman Medal (Leading Goal Kicker)
AFL Rising Star award (Best player under 21)
Norm Smith Medal (AFL Grand Final best on ground)
|Year||Members Tally||Average Home Attendance|
|A Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all St Kilda home games in 2020 were either held in Victoria without a crowd, or held outside Victoria with limited spectators allowed.|
Bold denotes club record.
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Robert Jeffrey Harvey is a former Australian rules football player for the St Kilda Football Club in the Australian Football League (AFL). He is currently serving as the senior assistant coach and the midfield coach of the Collingwood Football Club, having joined Collingwood at the end of the 2011 season as an assistant coach.
Junction Oval is a historic sports ground in the suburb of St Kilda in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Its location near the St Kilda Junction gave rise to its name. It is located approximately five kilometres from the centre of Melbourne and is in the southernmost part of the large Albert Park sporting precinct.
The Sandringham Football Club, nicknamed The Zebras, is an Australian rules football club based in Melbourne which was formed in 1929 and plays in the Victorian Football League (VFL) which was formerly called the Victorian Football Association (VFA).
Stephen Milne is a former professional Australian rules footballer who played for the St Kilda Football Club in the Australian Football League (AFL). A small forward, he held the record for the most games played by a player originally drafted via the Rookie Draft, however this was surpassed by the West Coast Eagles' Dean Cox in early 2014.
Moorabbin Oval, also known by its sponsorship name of RSEA Safety Park, is an Australian rules football ground in the city of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia at Linton Street in the suburb of Moorabbin.
The 1964 Victorian Football League season was the 68th season of the elite Australian rules football competition.
The 1965 Victorian Football League season was the 69th season of the elite Australian rules football competition.
The 1981 Victorian Football League season was the 85th season of the elite Australian rules football competition.
Paul Hudson is a former Australian rules footballer who played for Hawthorn, the Western Bulldogs and Richmond in the Australian Football League (AFL). He currently serves as a development coach with St Kilda and as the senior coach of Victorian Football League club Sandringham.
Moorabbin Football Club, nicknamed the Kangaroos, was the name of two distinct Australian rules football clubs which played in the Victorian Football Association (VFA). The first club, founded in the early 20th century, joined the VFA in 1951 and played there until 1963 with great success; they played home matches at Moorabbin Oval and wore royal blue and white hooped jerseys. The second club played in the VFA from 1983 to 1987.
The St Kilda Football Club, nicknamed the Saints, is an Australian rules football club, based in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. The club plays in the Australian Football League (AFL), the highest league in the country.
The AFL Australian Football League is the top professional Australian rules football league in the world. The league consists of eighteen teams: nine based in the city of Melbourne, one from regional Victoria, and eight based in other Australian states. The reason for this unbalanced geographic distribution lies in the history of the league, which was based solely within Victoria from the time it was established in 1897, until the time the league expanded through the addition of clubs from interstate to the existing teams starting in the 1980s; until this expansion, the league was known as the VFL (Victorian Football League).
The 1963 Victorian Football Association season was the 82nd season of the top division of the Australian rules football competition, and the third season of its second division. The Division 1 premiership was won by the Moorabbin Football Club, after it defeated Sandringham in the Grand Final on 21 September by 64 points; it was Moorabbin's second and last VFA premiership, before its suspension from the Association prior to the following season. The Division 2 premiership was won by Preston; it was the club's first premiership in either division since joining the Association.
The 1964 Victorian Football Association season was the 83rd season of the top division of the Australian rules football competition, and the fourth season of its second division. The Division 1 premiership was won by the Port Melbourne Football Club, after it defeated Williamstown in the Grand Final on 26 September by 36 points; it was Port Melbourne's 8th VFA premiership. The Division 2 premiership was won by Geelong West, in only its second season in the VFA.
Damian Carroll is an Australian rules football coach who is the Collingwood Football Club's Head of Academy. Prior to serving in this role, he served as the head coach of Victorian Football League club Box Hill from 2011 to 2013, guiding the club to the VFL Premiership in his third season in charge, before going on to serve as an assistant coach with Hawthorn
The 2017 Victorian Football League season is the 136th season of the Victorian Football Association/Victorian Football League Australian rules football competition. The competition began on 8 April and concluded with the Grand Final on 24 September 2017.
The 2018 Victorian Football League season was the 137th season of the Victorian Football Association/Victorian Football League Australian rules football competition. The competition ran between April 2018 and September 2018. The premiership was won by the Box Hill Football Club, after it defeated Casey in the Grand Final on 23 September 2018 by 10 points.
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