St Kilda Football Club is pleased to officially announce the appointment of Simon Dalrymple to the club’s List Management Team.

Dalrymple will assume the newly introduced role of Talent Identification and Player Movement Manager, working alongside List Manager Stephen Silvagni and Head of Talent and Acquisition Graeme Allan.

Dalrymple joins the club with over 15 years’ experience in the AFL recruitment space, having most recently played a pivotal role in creating the Swans’ thriving young list. Prior to his six years at Sydney, Dalrymple spent seven years as National Recruiting Manager at the Western Bulldogs, presiding over the recruitment of many of the Dogs’ premiership drought-breaking players.

“We are thrilled to have Simon join the Saints,” Executive General Manger of Football David Misson said.

“After a review of our List Management Team, we set out with a very clear picture as to the type of skills and attributes we required for this new role – Simon fits these to a tee.

“Simon has a proven ability to identify, track and obtain talent, while also keeping a broad eye on the overarching needs of a list.

“We look forward to welcoming Simon and his family to the club.”

Dalrymple shared his excitement for this new chapter.

“I’m pleased to be joining the Saints at such an exciting time for the club,” Dalrymple said.

“The vision not only the football department, but administration and Board has for the future is ambitious and exciting, and I look forward to playing a role in that.”

Dalrymple’s appointment follows earlier changes to St Kilda’s List Management Team, which saw National Recruiting Manager Chris Toce and Recruitment Assistant Jarryd Roughead depart the club.

“As part of the restructure of our Recruitment and List Management Team, we made the difficult decision to make the role of National Recruiting Manager, held by Chris Toce, redundant,” Misson said.

“Chris was a dedicated and hardworking member of the recruiting team for just under a decade, always going the extra mile to give us the best opportunity to identify talent to suit our needs.

“Jarryd’s resignation comes as he looks to explore career options elsewhere. His impact on the modern game is undeniable, and his various contributions in football at the Saints have been similarly impactful.

“We wish both Chris and Jarryd the best for whatever comes next and thank them for their contributions to St Kilda.”