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Recap: St Kilda's busy December

  • Recap: St Kilda's busy December

November 27

St Kilda drafted Nick Coughlan and Nick O'Kearney in the 2015 Rookie Draft, as well as re-drafting Josh Saunders to the rookie list.

Former Saint Farren Ray was drafted by North Melbourne as a mature-aged rookie.

November 28

St KIlda announced Pepper Group Limited as the club's newest principal partner for the 2016 season.

November 30

Hugh Goddard suffered a heat stroke during the Saints' pre-season training camp on the Sunshine Coast.

The club also announced a $389,337 operating profit for the 2015 season (before depreciation, amortisation and interest is taken into consideration).

December 8

Defender Jarryn Geary signed a contract extension, committing to St Kilda until the end of the 2018 season.

December 9

Hugh Goddard returned to training after recovering from heat exhaustion.

December 12

Maverick Weller signed a two-year contract extension with the club, committing to St Kilda until the end of 2018.

December 13

St Kilda announced it will be returning to its spiritual home ground of Moorabbin, after receiving nearly $12 million in funding from the AFL and local organisations.

December 14

Shane Savage signed a contract extension, committing to the club until the end of 2017.

December 16

St Kilda signed 25,000 members in record-breaking time, with nearly 75 per cent of 2015 members re-committing thus far.

New recruit Nathan Freeman suffered a strain in his right hamstring, but the club is confident he will make a full recovery.

December 17

St Kilda announced nine guernsey changes for the 2016 season, which are as follows:

2 - Jake Carlisle
10 - Nathan Freeman
13 - Jack Lonie
22 - Jade Gresham
23 - Hugh Goddard
31 - Brandon White
33 - Nick O'Kearney
37 - Bailey Rice
38 - Nick Coughlan 

December 22

St Kilda announced that over 26,000 members have signed on for the 2016 season, a new pre-Christmas record for the club.

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