St Kilda Football Club has informed Jack Lonie he will not receive a contract for the 2022 season.

“This was a really difficult decision to make,” Head of List Management James Gallagher said.

“A ‘dyed in the wool’ Saints fan as a kid, Jack grew up playing locally with Seaford and the Dandenong Stingrays and dreamed of pulling on the red, black and white in the AFL.

“Once drafted to St Kilda, he has never taken his AFL opportunity for granted and has played with a passion, enthusiasm and courage that earned him the respect and friendship of his teammates and warmed the hearts of our supporters and our legion of past players.

“He should be very proud of what he has achieved at St Kilda and we are very thankful for the seven years he has given to us. 

“We wish Jack all the best for the next chapter of his life.”

Lonie joined the club via Pick No. 41 in the 2014 NAB AFL Draft. Since making his debut against Greater Western Sydney in Round 1 of the 2015 season, Lonie went on to play an additional 86 games in the red, white and black.