Jarryn Geary's time at St Kilda will be formally commemorated at Saturday afternoon’s match against Hawthorn. 

The 207-game Saint, who called time on his career last fortnight, will be welcomed onto the ground by his family and closest friends before joining the guard of honour as the Saints run out.

Geary captained St Kilda for five seasons – one as co-captain alongside Jack Steele – after being recruited with pick No. 58 at the 2007 Rookie Draft.

Fans are encouraged to be in their seats by 4:10pm to pay tribute to the veteran Saint.

“It’s always sad when one of your great warriors calls time, but you can’t help but feel immense pride for everything Jarryn has achieved and done for this football club,” Senior Coach Brett Ratten said following Geary’s retirement.

“Hess led the club through some challenging times and pushed those around him to improve and bring a high standard consistently.

“Jarryn has the ultimate recognition in football: he has the entire club’s respect for the way he has conducted himself throughout his career."