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Dempster to play 200th

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JULY 26: Sean Dempster of the Saints kicks the ball during the 2015 AFL round 17 match between the Melbourne Demons and the St Kilda Saints at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne, Australia on July 26, 2015. (Photo by Darrian Traynor/AFL Media)
Sean Dempster has played 145 games for St Kilda and played 54 for Sydney.

DEFENDER Sean Dempster will play his 200th AFL game this Sunday against Fremantle.

The 31-year-old played 54 games, including the 2005 premiership, before being traded to St Kilda for pick 26 in the 2007 National Draft.

He has played 145 games for the Saints, finishing third in the club’s best and fairest in 2011, 2012 and 2014 and being named back pocket in the 2012 All-Australian team. In total, Dempster has played in five Grand Finals for one win, one draw and three losses.

He has also played 57 consecutive games – the most out of any current St Kilda player.

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Round 19

Friday August 7

Adelaide Crows v Richmond at the Adelaide Oval, 7.20pm; Curtain Raiser – SASFA Premiers Cup Grand Final, 5.20pm

Saturday August 8

Collingwood v Carlton at the MCG, 1.45pm; Curtain Raiser (VFL) – Collingwood v Northern Blues, 10.15am

Western Bulldogs v Port Adelaide at Etihad Stadium, 2,10pm

Brisbane Lions v Gold Coast Suns at the Gabba, 4.35pm

West Coast v Hawthorn at Domain Stadium, 5.40pm; Curtain Raiser – Multicultural Match, 3.25pm

Geelong Cats v Sydney Swans at Simonds Stadium, 7.20pm

Sunday August 9

Melbourne v North Melbourne at the MCG, 1.10pm

GWS Giants v Essendon at Spotless Stadium, 4.20pm; Curtain Raiser (Women’s Match) – Auburn Giants v UTS Shamrocks, 9am; Curtain Raiser (NEAFL) – UWS Giants v Redlands, 11.40am

St Kilda v Fremantle at Etihad Stadium, 4.40pm

 

Round 19 milestones:

200 games – Sean Dempster, St Kilda

200 games – Joel Selwood, Geelong Cats. Joel is set to become the fourth-quickest person to reach 200 games in VFL/AFL history, with eight years and 129 days having passed since his debut in round one, 2007. The fastest men to 200 games in history are Wayne Schimmelbusch (eight years, 11 days), Adam Goodes (eight years, 102 days), Ben Hart (eight years, 123 days), Joel Selwood (eight years, 129 days) and Jim Stynes (eight years, 144 days).

150 games – Cyril Rioli, Hawthorn

100 games – Luke Parker, Sydney Swans

100 games – Ben Reid, Collingwood

50 games – Jackson Macrae, Western Bulldogs

50 games – Dom Tyson, Melbourne

50 games – Aaron Black, North Melbourne

50 consecutive games – Luke Brown, Adelaide Crows. Luke is due to play his 50th consecutive game, dating back to Round 12, 2013.

 

AFL MULTICULTURAL ROUND

The 2015 Toyota AFL Multicultural Round will be celebrated from 7 – 9 August during Round 19 of the Toyota AFL Premiership Season.  

Multicultural Round highlights the contribution multicultural communities have made to the game and welcomes new communities to embrace Australian Football as fans, players, umpires or administrators.

For more details on the 2015 Toyota AFL Multicultural Round, please visit: http://www.afl.com.au/multiculturalround

 

LONG-TERM INJURY LIST CHANGES

The AFL wishes to advise the following recent changes have been made to the long-term injury list.

Gold Coast Suns have reinstated Jarrod Garlett toe the senior list from the long-term injury list, and returned Keegan Brooksby to the rookie list.

St Kilda has placed Jack Billings on the long-term injury list, with no replacement named from the rookie list at this time.

 

2015 AFL KEY DATES

Please find below the INDICATIVE key dates for the 2015 season around club list requirements, AFL Trade Period and the NAB AFL Draft Process:

Friday 9 October - NAB AFL Restricted Free Agency Offer and Unrestricted Free Agency Period Commences.

Friday 9 October by 2pm NAB AFL Father-Son Bidding Nominations; Academy Bidding Nominations lodged with AFL.

Monday 12 October 10am - Father/Son & Academy Players Bidding Meeting; NAB AFL Trade Period Commences.

Sunday 18 October at 5pm - Close of NAB AFL Restricted Free Agency Offer and Unrestricted Free Agency Period.

Wednesday 21 October - NAB AFL Restricted Free Agency Matching Offer Three-Day Period Ends

Thursday 22 October at 2pm – NAB AFL Trade Period Closes.

Friday 30 October by 2pm - List Lodgement (1); Rookie Promotion to Primary List; Retained 2nd & 3rd Year Rookies; Scholarship Players; Alternate Talent Player Nominations, TPP Estimates.