It’s time to make our run, and the red, white and black have already taken massive strides in an action-packed month of pre-season. 

Brett Ratten’s spine-tingling address to the younger playing group set the tone right from the get-go, with the Saints powering towards 2020 with a head full of steam. 

Ben Long led a St Kilda contingent up to the Top End for a pre-season camp like no other, with the punishing training sessions and eye-opening cultural lessons leaving a lasting impression on the young Saints. 

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What it’s all about ❤️

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Back home, new and old faces came together for the first time at the 3km time trial. 

READ: Saints surprise in 3km time trial

New recruits Bradley Hill, Dougal Howard, Paddy Ryder, Zak Jones and Dan Butler represented their new colours with pride, while Dylan Roberton was a welcome sight after being given the green light to play in Season 2020.

Ryan Abbott joined the Saints ranks shortly after as a delisted free agent, before St Kilda added Victorian trio Ryan Byrnes, Leo Connolly and Jack Bell through the 2019 Draft. 

READ: Saints welcome new draftees

And just last week, the club celebrated a landmark day as our inaugural women’s side officially kicked off their pre-season. 

With the first AFLW game just over two months away, every moment counts as our girls look to make their mark on the next chapter of our club’s history. 

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"Every one of you will go down in history." A landmark day for our club. #LetsOwnIt

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The Christmas break may be coming closer, but we won’t be losing our momentum. 

It’s time to make our run.  And we won’t be slowing down.