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The South Metro Junior Football League’s (SMJFL) official community partner, St. Kilda Football Club has extended its multi-year partnership with the SMJFL for a further three years.

SMJFL CEO Matthew Brown and SMJFL Player Pia Juricic with St. Kilda Football Club's Head of Education & Community Football Gerard Jess and AFLW Star Nicola Xenos.

In what is a significant year for the Saints, celebrating its 150th anniversary, this partnership strengthens St. Kilda’s commitment to fostering participation at all levels within the community and providing education and participation opportunities and resources to the SMJFL.

“The league enjoys a fantastic relationship with St. Kilda Football Club, and we are thrilled to extend to our partnership for further three years,” said Matthew Brown, SMJFL CEO.

“Whether it’s fostering our participants through our talent pathway, hosting school holiday programs, or providing valued experiences such as the Saints guard of honour on match day or player representation around league events, St. Kilda are always looking for ways to give back to the community.”

“It’s evident by the implementation of the Danny Frawley Centre at RSEA Park, community health and well-being is at the heart of the SMJFL and St. Kilda Football Club community.”

St Kilda Head of Education and Community Football Gerard Jess said the club was proud to extend its relationship with the league.

“The South Metro Junior Football League is an incredibly important partner of the Saints,” Jess said.

“We’ve seen first-hand the impact SMJFL clubs have, with many of our current AFL and AFLW players having formerly played at these clubs.

“We look forward to continuing to strengthen this relationship over the coming years to help enable and empower the future generations of footballers to reach their potential.”

The Saints will again host Community Round in 2023, to celebrate its partnership with the SMJFL and our community.


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