St Kilda Football Club has appointed Katrina Amon as the club’s Indigenous Development Manager as it looks to continue its support in the First Nations and education space.

A proud Quandamooka woman, Amon comes to the Saints after three decades of experience in the education sector at Parkdale Secondary College.

Having introduced various Indigenous programs into schools, the former teacher is set to work alongside Player Development Manager Tony Brown, in supporting St Kilda’s Indigenous players.

“I’m really excited about joining the Saints," Amon told

"It’s a dream job to me, I’ve been teaching for 34 years and I’ve been embedding Aboriginal cultures into schools so to now have the opportunity to do it at St Kilda, who our family barrack for, is a dream come true.

“I’m looking to establish strong relationships with the eight Indigenous players and also get involved in the Indigenous community around the football club.

"I’m hoping to embed some Aboriginal culture into the club, so it becomes second-nature to them.

“I want the players and staff to have that knowledge and education, because my philosophy is our culture is your culture."

St Kilda’s Chief Operating Officer, Simon Lethlean said that the appointment of Amon was an important step forward to continuing our support and education in this vital space. 

“Katrina will be a great acquisition for the football program and the broader club,” he said.

“She will be working three days per week to support our Indigenous group, as well as some of our younger players.

“We are excited for Katrina to start and culturally enrich the whole club through education, experiences and initiatives to help us all grow.”

Amon is also the mother of Karl Amon, who plays for the Port Adelaide Football Club.