Marcus Windhager will carry on Danny Frawley’s memory this coming season and beyond, taking on the mantle of the club’s No. 2 guernsey made famous by the late Saints champion. 

The No. 2 had been retired for the past two seasons in honour of Frawley following the retirement of its last recipient, Jake Carlisle, however following consultation within the club’s football department and support from the Frawley family, it was decided that Windhager was the one to resume the jumper’s legacy. 

Windhager, who previously sported the No. 17 across his first two seasons as a Saint, put forward the request to wear Spud’s number, which he wore during all but one of his nine seasons as captain. 

“I’m very honoured to be wearing Danny Frawley’s No. 2 moving forward,” Windhager said. 

“The importance of this jumper to the club, St Kilda community and the Frawley family isn’t lost on me and I hope in time, I can carry on Spud’s legacy with pride. 

“When I first came to St Kilda, straight away I learned about Danny’s passion and his love for this club. Taking part in Spud’s Game and seeing the benefits of the Danny Frawley Centre first-hand speak to its resonance among Saints fans and the wider AFL community and how much he meant to so many. 

I look forward to representing the No. 2 from next season and am eager to emulate the spirit Spud showed on and off the field to do his legacy proud.

- Marcus Windhager

Frawley’s eldest daughter, Chelsea, said the family was looking forward to seeing the number so close to their hearts back representing the red, white and black. 

“Dad exemplified what it meant to be a leader, using his voice and work ethic to unite teams and communities together for a common cause. Thanks to him, the St Kilda Football Club No. 2 embodies what being a great leader is all about,” she said.

“We couldn’t think of a better person to be wearing the No. 2 than Marcus. In his short time at the club, Marcus has had a profound impact on the culture, driving standards and leading by example.

“We know the big man would be proud to see Marcus repping the No. 2 for years to come.”

Jack Higgins will also inherit another iconic St Kilda number, taking up the No. 1 guernsey made immortal by club great Trevor Barker.  

Meanwhile, St Kilda’s nine new faces between the draft and Trade Period have also inherited their new numbers, headlined by Darcy Wilson in the No. 22. The guernsey number was worn by his uncle Mick Nolan - albeit for North Melbourne - during the 1970s, continuing on his family’s football lineage, now in red, white and black. 

Angus Hastie has picked up the No. 24, Arie Schoenmaker is a few doors down at No. 27, Hugo Garcia will call the No. 34 home, Category B Rookie Liam O’Connell has taken up the No. 45, while Lance Collard will begin his St Kilda career in the same number as the great Tony Lockett in the No. 4.

Liam Henry will carry over his No. 23 from Fremantle into his new venture at St Kilda, Paddy Dow has moved into double digits with the No. 15, while pre-season draftee Riley Bonner assumes the No. 36.

Meanwhile, Isaac Keeler has traded in his No. 40 guernsey for the No. 17, previously worn by Windhager across his first two seasons as a Saint, as he continues to work toward an AFL debut.

St Kilda 2024 Guernsey Numbers

1. Jack Higgins
2. Marcus Windhager
3. Zak Jones
4. Lance Collard
5. Brad Crouch
6. Seb Ross
7. Nasiah Wanganeen-Milera
8. Bradley Hill
9. Jack Steele
10. Mitch Owens
11. Hunter Clark
12. Max King
13. Ryan Byrnes
14. Liam Stocker
15. Paddy Dow
16. Dan Butler
17. Isaac Keeler
18. Jack Hayes
19. Rowan Marshall
20. Dougal Howard
21. Zaine Cordy
22. Darcy Wilson
23. Liam Henry
24. Angus Hastie
25. Mattaes Phillipou
26. Josh Battle
27. Arie Schoenmaker
28. Tim Membrey
29. Jimmy Webster
30. Matthew Allison
31. James Van Es
32. Mason Wood
33. Ben Paton
34. Hugo Garcia
35. Jack Sinclair
36. Riley Bonner
37. -
38. Tom Campbell
39. Olli Hotton
40. -
41. Angus McLennan
42. Max Heath
43. Cooper Sharman
44. Callum Wilkie
45. Liam O'Connell
46. -
47. Anthony Caminiti