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Joey signing gets a coffee kick

Joey re-signs Leigh Montagna is happy to announce he has re-signed with the Saints until the end of 2017.
St Kilda Football Club is delighted to announce the contract extensions of star midfielder Leigh Montagna and co-principal partner Dare Iced Coffee.
Today’s announcement will ensure the Saints continue to build and improve both on and off field
St Kilda CEO, Matt Finnis

St Kilda Football Club is delighted to announce the contract extensions of star midfielder Leigh Montagna AND co-principal partner Dare Iced Coffee.

Experienced midfielder Montagna has signed a one-year contract extension, ensuring he will remain a Saint until the end of the 2017 season, while Dare Iced Coffee has committed to the Saints for another three years, signing on until the end of 2019.

CEO Matt Finnis said the double shot of good news was yet another sign of the confidence in the club’s future.

“Today’s announcement will ensure the Saints continue to build and improve both on and off field,” Finnis said.

“Joey is still a very important player to us and a quality leader and the confidence boost the club will get from having Dare Iced Coffee extend their contract is very significant.”

Having finished top three in the Trevor Barker Award five times over his 13-year career with the Saints, the 32-year-old dual All-Australian was set to be an unrestricted free agent.

“I am really excited about the journey we are on as a team and happy to continue to be part of it,” Montagna said.

“It’s also a great show of faith from the club to sign me up and have faith in my body and ability to keep playing for another couple of seasons.”

After joining the club as a principal partner in January last year, Dare Iced Coffee has committed to the Saints for another three years and Matt Finnis said the club is thrilled the respected national brand has extended its partnership.

“A three-year extension is a wonderful vote of confidence in the direction that our club is taking,” he said.

“We’ve got unparalleled awareness of the Dare Iced Coffee brand amongst our adult members and, importantly, their sales have grown significantly year-on-year. Our people love their product and it has been a great partnership.”

Lion Dairy Marketing Director, Nicola Richardson, said that Dare Iced Coffee is thrilled to be extending it’s partnership with the club and looks forward to seeing ongoing double digit sales growth for Dare, whilst supporting the Saints to achieve significant wins on and off the field.