Two sides, one club.
That was the story from the red, white and black’s historic day at RSEA Park, with our men’s and women’s sides training side-by-side for the first time.
Over 1,000 fans flocked to RSEA Park to see the united St Kilda force, persevering through windy conditions to see the players in action.
Thanks to newly re-signed sponsor Dare, the St Kilda faithful were treated to a wonderful Saintsmas display.
Festive activities, a visit from Santa, player autograph sessions and more were held across the morning, with new recruit Bradley Hill proving to be a fan favourite.
But the biggest reward came when the Saints’ men formed a guard of honour for the inaugural AFLW side.
The newest crop of Sainters were embraced by the red, white and black army, who whooped and cheered as the two sides came together as one.
A joint skills session and a full team photograph rounded out the momentous day, which continues the newest chapter at RSEA Park.
For those who weren’t able to come during the day, see some photos from the day below.