Callum Wilkie, Jimmy Webster and Daniel McKenzie have added an extra year to their existing contracts, while first-round draft pick Matthew Allison has put pen to paper on a two-year deal.

Wilkie, who inked a two-year extension in February, will now be a Saint until at least the end of 2024 alongside Allison, who was already committed to the club until the end of 2022.

The key defender finished his 2021 campaign fourth in the Trevor Barker Award, playing all 22 matches to continue his impressive record of not missing a game since debut.

Webster and McKenzie, meanwhile, have committed to the club until at least the end of 2023.

Both missed out on senior selection for the entirety of the COVID-affected 2020 season, but entrenched themselves as first-choice options for Brett Ratten in 2021.

Webster filled the lockdown role left vacant by the injured Ben Paton, while McKenzie thrived along the wing either side of separate calf and concussion setbacks.

Head of List Management James Gallagher said the quartet would continue to play important roles for St Kilda heading into 2022.

“We’re really happy to have Cal, Jimmy, Dan and Matty extend their contracts,” he said.

“Cal and Jimmy proved their importance to our defensive half on countless occasions last season, while Dan was able to transform his game and become an important cog in our set-up.

For Jimmy and Dan in particular, who have had a challenging few seasons, it’s a real credit to their perseverance for getting themselves in the position they’re in now.

- Head of List Management James Gallagher

“Cal has been exceptional at senior level since being taken as a rookie selection. He’s a respected member of our leadership group and a valuable player in defence, and we’re looking forward to seeing that develop further moving forward. 

“While we’re yet to see Matty at senior level, we want to provide a platform for him to continue to improve in our environment, and ultimately become an important player for us in the future.”