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Saints lock in Marshall

St Kilda Football Cub continues to strengthen its' young playing stocks with key-position prospect Rowan Marshall signing a two-year contract. Watch highlights of this weekends debutant Rowan Marshall.
We think Rowan has a bright future and all the attributes to become a versatile key position player in our senior side.
Ameet Bains

St Kilda Football Cub continues to strengthen its' young playing stocks with key-position prospect Rowan Marshall signing a two-year contract. 

The 21-year-old joins fellow youngsters Jack Billings, Jade Gresham, Luke Dunstan, Jack Sinclair, Jimmy Webster, Brandon White, Tom Hickey, Ben Long, Bailey Rice and Daniel McKenzie to recommit to the club in the past 12 months.

Marshall made a significant impact at the Linen House Centre this season after being selected at pick 10 in the 2016 Rookie Draft.

Impressive form with Sandringham in the VFL saw him elevated to the senior list mid-year before the 201cm versatile tall was selected for his debut against the Sydney Swans in Round 18.

His promising season included 22 goals from 16 games in the VFL, and also time spent in defence and in the ruck.

While his 2018 list classification is yet to be determined, St Kilda Chief Operating Officer Ameet Bains said Marshall was player with enormous potential.

“We think Rowan has a bright future and all the attributes to become a versatile key position player in our senior side,” he said.

“Being a bit older, he was better placed to cope with the increased training demands and professionalism required at the elite level.

“Early on in the season he was quite dominant as a forward for Sandringham, where his clean hands and contested marking were a feature.

“As the season wore on, he also showed his potential to hold down a key defensive post.

“With another strong pre-season under his belt, we are confident he can improve again in 2018.”

Born in New Zealand, Marshall grew up in Portland in south west Victoria before being recruited from North Ballarat in the VFL.