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St Kilda sign Dempster for 2016

  • St Kilda sign Dempster for 2016

St Kilda have re-signed veteran defender Sean Dempster for the 2016 AFL season.

Dempster, who last week played his 200th AFL game, is the latest senior player to recommit to the club.

The 31-year-old, who has finished top three in the club's best and three times including last season, said he was excited about the future with the Saints.

"We have a lot of quality young players coming through and I'm thrilled to be part of the group for at least another year," Dempster said.

The 2012 All Australian, who has played in five grand finals, joins David Armitage and Jack Steven in recently extending their futures with the Saints.

Coach Alan Richardson said Dempster's signature was an important part of the club's plans for 2016 and beyond.

"Sean is a real leader of our team," Richardson said.

"His professionalism and preparation is a wonderful example for our young players to follow."

Dempster played 54 games for the Swans from 2005 to 2007 before he was traded along with Adam Schneider to St Kilda.

He has since played another 146 games with his 200th coming in last week's game against Fremantle.

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