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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

Richardson: 'Rooey' made his people immensely proud

AFL 2017 Round 16 - St Kilda v Richmond

Alan Richardson and Nick Riewoldt embrace after the final siren.

It was another special moment on a special night.

In the moments after the final siren on Saturday night, Alan Richardson embraced Nick Riewoldt before the St Kilda champion walked off Etihad Stadium surrounded by his family and by his teammates.

Speaking on his weekly appearance on Fox Footy program AFL 360, Richardson provided an insight into an emotional aftermath to the second edition of Maddie’s Match.

“(I said to him) what a big week he’d had and how proud he’s made his people,” Richardson said on AFL 360 on Monday night.

“People suffering diseases not dissimilar to Maddie had come through the club, ‘Rooey’ had escorted them through so there was a real understanding of what the occasion meant.

Riewoldt: From the bottom of our heart thank you

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Behind the press: St Kilda's week in the media

AFL 2017 Round 16 - St Kilda v Richmond

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JULY 08: Nick Riewoldt of the Saints, Cameron Ling and Jack Riewoldt of the Tigers pose for a photograph during the 2017 AFL round 16 match between the St Kilda Saints and the Richmond Tigers at Etihad Stadium on July 08, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Willson/AFL Media)

Last week was a big week for St Kilda Football Club and Maddie Riewoldt's Vision.

saints.com.au takes a look back at some of the media coverage during, before and after Maddie's Match last week.

Monday, July 3

Alan Richardson on Fox Footy’s AFL 360

“That’s coaching and I don’t think it works unless you have constant communication and let people know where they sit and how they are travelling.”

Nick Riewoldt on Channel Seven’s Talking Footy

.@tombrowne7 spoke with Nick Riewoldt today about this cheeky 50m on Sunday.

Its polarised people - bad sportsmanship or part of the game?


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Dunstan responds strongly

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Inside midfielder Luke Dunstan was one of Sandringham's best players in Sunday's loss to Footscray.

St Kilda midfielder Luke Dunstan has again put his name up for an AFL recall, following a standout performance in Sandringham’s 49-point loss to Footscray on Sunday.

Dunstan, 22, was in top form at Trevor Barker Oval, finishing with a game-high 38 disposals and seven tackles that also included eight inside 50s and two goals.

“Luke Dunstan was really strong for us and we know what he brings to the side given his AFL experience through the midfield,” VFL coach Lindsay Gilbee told saints.com.au.

“He’s strong, tough and we’re really pleased he’s hitting the scoreboard as well.

“He wants to be playing regular AFL football and performances like today puts him right in the selection frame.”

Strong VFL performance has been rewarded with AFL selection on several occasions this year and Gilbee...


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Star trio named in Rd 16 team

AFL 2017 Round 16 - St Kilda v Richmond

St Kilda midfielder Jack Steven was at his game breaking best on Saturday night.

Three St Kilda stars have been named in AFL Media’s Round 16 team of the week following Saturday night’s brilliant 67-point win over Richmond at Etihad Stadium.

Reigning best and fairest winner Jack Steven has been named on a wing, while rising midfield gun Seb Ross and champion forward Nick Riewoldt slotted in on the bench.

Steven, 27, produced one of his strongest performances of 2017 against the Tigers, collecting 33 disposals, 14 contested possessions, seven clearances and six votes from Alan Richardson and Damien Hardwick.

Ross continued his phenomenal season to date, receiving another full complement of coaches votes to leap into third place in the AFLCA Champion Player of the Year Award after his best on ground performance on the weekend.

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Round 16: Who? What? Where?

AFL 2017 Round 16 - St Kilda v Richmond

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JULY 08: (L-R) Jack Newnes, Billy Longer and Jack Steven of the Saints celebrate during the 2017 AFL round 16 match between the St Kilda Saints and the Richmond Tigers at Etihad Stadium on July 08, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Willson/AFL Media)

Nick Riewoldt sparks Saints blitz
The Age, Warwick Green
July 8

All eyes were on the Riewoldts on this remarkable night. Almost 50,000 piled into Etihad Stadium for the purple-themed Maddie's (Riewoldt) Match, and fittingly the Lockett and Coventry ends were renamed the Maddie and Riewoldt goals.

And by five minutes into the second quarter, the respective fortunes of the two Riewoldts on the field told the tale of this match.

It was the moment St Kilda's Nick Riewoldt ran back with the flight of the ball and flew for a chest mark against his direct opponent, Alex Rance, and Tigers ruckman Toby...


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Monday Wash-Up: Round 16 v Richmond

AFL 2017 Round 16 - St Kilda v Richmond

Saturday night was an amazing night for Nick Riewoldt, Maddie Riewoldt's Vision and the Riewoldt family.

What a night

It was Nick Riewoldt’s night in more ways than one. It was night that drew widespread awareness to Maddie Riewoldt’s vision and celebrated the legacy she has left. And it was a night that began according to script. The champion forward got off Alex Rance inside the opening 60 seconds and took a trademark grab across half-forward. Then less than a minute later, he took a strong mark close to goal, went back and banked the first goal of the game. He surpassed Gary Dempsey’s all-time record for marks in the second quarter and executed a crucial role on three-time All-Australian Rance. And just like Port Adelaide’s Jackson Trengove last week, Riewoldt played a selfless role by taking Rance away from dangerous spots at times to allow Tim Membrey and Josh Bruce time and...


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VFL: Sandringham no match for Footscray

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Midfielder Luke Dunstan put his hand up for a recall after gathering 38 disposals against Footscray on Sunday.

After the best win of their season last weekend, Sandringham has been brought back to earth with a thump, losing to Footscray by 49 points on Sunday.

In overcast and windy conditions, the Zebras kicked the first goal of the match before the Dogs kicked successive goals to set up a six-goal opening term.

Sandringham produced their best quarter of the day in the second term, kicking six majors to outscore Footscray by three goals to give themselves every chance to win the game after half-time.

Despite only being eight points behind at the main break, the Zebras couldn’t match the rampaging Dogs in the second half and were held goal less in the third term.

St Kilda forward Josh Battle kicked the first goal of the second half for the home side with a strong mark inside 50 and a...


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Young guns sign until 2019

Two young Saints from prestigious football families have recommitted to forging their own paths in the red, white and black.

Fresh from an impressive return to the senior side in Round 16, first-year forward Ben Long has signed a contract extension to the end of 2019.

Emerging defender Bailey Rice and also committed to a new two-year contract which will see him continue in Dad Dean’s footsteps.

Long said was grateful for the faith shown in him by St Kilda.

“Growing up, watching teams run out in front of thousands of people – when I got to do it myself, it really hit home how far I’ve come since junior footy in Darwin.”

“It’s been great to get a taste of senior footy this year and I’m really keen to improve and hopefully cement my place in the side,” Long said. 

Rice said he was very excited to sign on the dotted line as he moves closer to debuting for the club where father Dean...


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Savage determined to atone for 'disappointing year'

Post-match: Shane Savage (Rd16) Shane Savage spoke to SAINTS.com.au post our round 16 win against Richmond. (Saturday 8 July, 2017)

AFL 2017 Round 16 - St Kilda v Richmond

Shane Savage made a bright return on Saturday night.

2017 hasn’t gone to plan for Shane Savage, but the dashing defender is back in St Kilda’s 22 and determined to hold onto his spot as the Saints march towards September.

After playing 41 of 44 games across the last two seasons, the former Hawk has played only five games so far this season. But he reminded the football world how damaging he can be coming out of the back half on Saturday night.

Savage, 26, collected 22 disposals and hit the target with all but two against Richmond, amassed 432 metres gained, eight marks and put the ball inside 50 on four occasions in his second appearance since Round 3 and first since Round 10.

“It’s been a pretty disappointing year for me. I think I can play a lot...


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QUIZ: VRGF Toss the Coin Experience

Would you like to meet Saints’ captain Jarryn Geary and toss the coin in Round 20?
 

We’ve partnered with the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation because we love the game, not the odds. The amount of gambling advertising in the marketplace would make it seem like sports betting is just a normal part of sport. By making it seem normal the risks are often not considers, so we want our fans to get back to focusing on their love of the game.

Show us how much you Love the Game by answering our short quiz below. All entries go in the draw to WIN a LOVE THE GAME prize pack for Round 20 which includes tossing the coin on the turf at Etihad Stadium!

Prize includes:

·       2 x tickets to St Kilda v West Coast Eagles at Etihad Stadium on Sunday 6 August

·       Toss the coin on the turf before the bounce

·       Saints prize pack full of merchandise!

If you’re under 18 years of age,...


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Membrey offered two-game ban

AFL 2017 Round 16 - St Kilda v Richmond

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JULY 08: Tim Membrey of the Saints hits Dylan Grimes of the Tigers late in the contest during the round 16 AFL match between the St Kilda Saints and the Richmond Tigers at Etihad Stadium on July 8, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Dodge/Getty Images/AFL Media)

St Kilda forward Tim Membrey has been offered a two-match suspension for striking Richmond defender Dylan Grimes in Saturday night’s 67-point win at Etihad Stadium.

The Match Review Panel assessed the incident as careless conduct with high impact to the body.

The incident was classified as a three-match sanction but can be reduced to a two-match ban with an early guilty plea due to Membrey’s clean record.

Despite the incident in the second quarter, Membrey was one of St Kilda’s stars on Saturday night, finishing with 5.0 from 11 disposals and nine marks in his best performance for the year.


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Round 17: Essendon Game Day Information

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Friday 14 July, 7:50 pm AEST

Etihad Stadium, Melbourne  

Gates open: 5:45 pm

Food Truck Festival: 5:00 pm 

BROADCAST

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FOOD TRUCK FESTIVAL

Friday night footy is back and we are kicking your weekend off the right way! Get down to Etihad Stadium for Saints v Essendon. Starting at 5 pm, enjoy our food truck festival and enjoy Hoppy Hour. We are welcoming Mr Burger, Nuoc Mam’s (Vietnamese) and Super Taco – healthy Mexican. Make sure you get there early to sample the best of Goose Island Brewery’s beers. 

LAST FIVE TIMES
R16, 2016, St Kilda 17.7 (109) d Essendon 14.14 (98) at Etihad Stadium
R9, 2016, St Kilda 16.13 (109) d Essendon 9.9 (63) at Etihad Stadium
R14, 2015, St Kilda 25.12 (162) d Essendon 8.4 (52) at Etihad Stadium
R5, 2015, Essendon 11.16 (82) d St Kilda 11.14 (80) at Etihad Stadium
R5, 2014, St Kilda 11.15 (81) d Essendon 9.11 (65) at...


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Ross catapults onto the podium

AFL 2017 Round 16 - St Kilda v Richmond

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JULY 08: Sebastian Ross of the Saints gathers the ball from Trent Cotchin of the Tigers (L) Toby Nankervis and Dustin Martin (R) during the round 16 AFL match between the St Kilda Saints and the Richmond Tigers at Etihad Stadium on July 8, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Dodge/Getty Images/AFL Media)

Another stunning best on ground performance has catapulted Seb Ross onto the podium of the AFLCA Champion Player of the Year award after 16 rounds.

While the outside world catches up with the 24-year-old’s meteoric rise this season, Ross produced another brilliant display against Richmond to move behind only Patrick Dangerfield and Dustin Martin in the prestigious coaches award.

Against a midfield group comprising Brownlow Medal favourite Martin, Tigers skipper Trent Cotchin and marquee recruit Dion Prestia, Ross rose to the occasion and earned 10...


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'I think we can be a danger to any team'

AFL 2017 Round 16 - St Kilda v Richmond

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JULY 08: (L-R) Jack Lonie, Jack Steven and Jack Newnes of the Saints celebrate during the 2017 AFL round 16 match between the St Kilda Saints and the Richmond Tigers at Etihad Stadium on July 08, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Willson/AFL Media)

St Kilda coach Alan Richardson hailed his players' maturity and warned rivals his side is "a danger to any team" after Saturday night's demolition of Richmond.

The Saints' blistering 14-goal-to-one opening half effectively killed the match as a contest on a night that meant plenty to both clubs.

Richardson's men are suddenly in fifth and on the cusp of the top four – despite clinging to a top-eight place before the game – and went close to dislodging the Tigers from it.

"I think we can be a danger to any team if we play that sort of footy," the coach told reporters.

"Our focus is to make sure we play...


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Riewoldt: From the bottom of our hearts thank you

Post-match: Nick Riewoldt (Rd16) Nick Riewoldt spoke to SAINTS.com.au post our round 16 win against Richmond. (Saturday 8 July, 2017)

AFL 2017 Round 16 - St Kilda v Richmond

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JULY 08: Nick Riewoldt of the Saints and Mum Fiona embrace after the 2017 AFL round 16 match between the St Kilda Saints and the Richmond Tigers at Etihad Stadium on July 08, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Willson/AFL Media)

It was a massive week and a massive night for Nick Riewoldt, Maddie Riewoldt’s Vision and the Riewoldt family.

While the job won’t end until a cure for bone marrow failure is discovered, the job in raising money to find a cure and the job in raising awareness was done superbly well this week.

And on the ground, the night started perfectly. Riewoldt took a mark in the opening minute, before taking another one a minute later to put the first goal on the board.

Riewoldt took a mark in the...


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We couldn't do anything wrong early says Riewoldt

Post-match: Nick Riewoldt (Rd16) Nick Riewoldt spoke to SAINTS.com.au post our round 16 win against Richmond. (Saturday 8 July, 2017)

AFL 2017 Round 16 - St Kilda v Richmond

12 marks, three goals and another vintage performance from Nick Riewoldt.

St Kilda champion Nick Riewoldt says the Saints ‘couldn’t do anything wrong’ in a second quarter blitz that carved open up an 82-point half-time lead against Richmond on Saturday night.

With so much on the line for both sides at Etihad Stadium, particularly for St Kilda given where they sit at this stage of the year, Alan Richardson's men booted 9.5 to just one behind in the second term to completely dominate the Tigers.

The Saints’ fourth consecutive win, for the first time since 2011, consolidates their spot in the top eight, level with fourth-placed Richmond and a game clear of a chasing pack of four sides that starts with Port Adelaide in sixth.

“We played really well and...


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Moments that mattered: Round 16 v Richmond

AFL 2017 Round 16 - St Kilda v Richmond

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JULY 08: Nick Riewoldt of the Saints marks the ball over Toby Nankervis of the Tigers during the 2017 AFL round 16 match between the St Kilda Saints and the Richmond Tigers at Etihad Stadium on July 08, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Willson/AFL Media)

Perfect start for Saint Nick

After an enormous, emotionally charged build up, Nick Riewoldt gets St Kilda off to a perfect start. Head-to-head against three-time All-Australian Alex Rance – the best key defender in the land – Riewoldt gets off him in the opening minute, taking a mark across half forward. Then, less than a minute later, Riewoldt loses Rance and take a strong mark 25 metres out. He receives a 50 metre penalty and boots the first goal of the game.

Roo's opens the scoring.

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Saints win big on Maddie's night

THE START was fitting, the first half staggering.

Nick Riewoldt's contested mark and goal two minutes into a game dedicated to his late sister – Maddie's Match 2.0 – heralded a St Kilda ambush that took no-one more by surprise than Richmond.

The Saints knew a loss would cost them their top-eight spot and they instead blitzed the bitterly disappointing Tigers early, then put them to the sword in a devastating second term that reaped 9.5 to 0.1.

It was St Kilda's best quarter ever at Richmond's expense and put an 82-point gap between the sides by half-time. That pace was never sustainable, but the Saints still inflicted an emphatic 21.12 (138) to 10.11 (71) thumping on Damien Hardwick's men.

They did it with aggressive ball movement – which Hardwick noted mid-week as a threat – and spread the ball wonderfully between a committed group that harassed its rivals with manic pressure.

The...


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Richardson: As good as we’ve played for a long time

Post-match: Alan Richardson (Rd16) Senior coach Alan Richardson spoke to the media post our round 16 win against Richmond. (Saturday 8 July, 2017)

AFL 2017 Round 16 - St Kilda v Richmond

What a night for Nick Riewoldt and St Kilda.

You had to see it to believe it.

A nine-goal second quarter. An 82-point lead at half-time.

It was a performance St Kilda Coach Alan Richardson described as the best his side has played ‘for a long time’.

The Saints stunning second quarter stunned everyone and put the game to bed by the main break, before converting the first half into a 67-point win by the final siren and a fourth consecutive win for the first time since 2011.

“I’m really pleased, (we played) great footy. The first half was as good as we’ve played for a long time – that was really pleasing,” Richardson told reporters after St Kilda’s win on Saturday night.

“It’s fair to say they weren’t at their best but I’d like to think...


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VFL Preview: Round 12 v Footscray

VFL 2017 Round 05 - Coburg v Sandringham

St Kilda midfielder Nathan Freeman is building his game nicely at VFL level and is building towards an AFL debut.

Plenty of Saints will be out to impress in the VFL this weekend when Sandringham looks to win back-to-back games against Footscray at Trevor Barker Oval.

ALL THE DETAILS

Where: Trevor Barker Beach Oval
When: Sunday, 9 July
Time: 2pm (Development League v 11am).

Conditions: Partly cloudy with a medium chance of showers during the day, reaching a top of 13 degrees.  

Last time they met:

Sandringham 5.9 (39) def by Footscray 19.24 (138) at VU Whitten Oval, round 7 2017.

Goals: Lonie 2, Battle, Long, Answerth.

Best: Lonie, Dunstan, O’Kearney, Hayes.

Form guide:

Sandringham are back on the winner’s list following last Sunday’s 6-point win over Werribee at Trevor Barker Oval, the Zebras’ first victory since round five. Tom Hickey, Nathan Freeman and Shane Savage were among the...


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