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Key dates for the pre-season

A look at what's in store for our men's, women's and VFL sides. - St Kilda Saints
A look at what's in store for our men's, women's and VFL sides.

The countdown is officially on for Season 2019, and as the opening siren draws ever nearer, we take a look at what’s in store for our men’s, women’s and VFL sides.

AFL return to training

Monday, 14 January

St Kilda will return to full training at RSEA Park after their Christmas break.

Intra-club Match / Family Day

Saturday, 23 February

The Saints’ intra-club match will commence at 11.30am at RSEA Park and run in conjunction with the club’s Family Day. Further details TBC.

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JLT Game 1: North Melbourne v St Kilda

Saturday, 2 March

The Saints are set to play their first pre-season match against the Kangaroos at 1.10pm at Chirnside Park.

AFL Round 1: St Kilda v Gold Coast

Sunday, 24 March

St Kilda will host the Gold Coast Suns at 1.10pm at the newly-renamed Marvel Stadium (formerly Etihad) to kick off their 2019 campaign.

VFL Round 1: Footscray v Sandringham

Friday, 5 April

The Saints-affiliated Sandringham Zebras will play in the VFL season opener against the Bulldogs at 7pm at Victoria University Whitten Oval.

READ: VFL/VFLW fixtures released

VFLW Round 1: Football returns to Moorabbin

Sunday, 5 May

The Southern Saints will host newfound arch-rivals Collingwood to open the 2019 VFLW season at 12pm at RSEA Park, before Sandringham – featuring ex-Saints Sam Gilbert and Nathan Wright – takes on bayside neighbour Frankston at 2.10pm.

The huge Linton St double-header looms as a simply unmissable afternoon, so grab your mates, grab your scarf, and watch on as football returns to Moorabbin.