Rhiannon Watt, Cat Phillips and Kate Shierlaw wrote themselves into the history books after being voted in by their peers as St Kilda’s inaugural AFLW captains. 

The trio complement each other perfectly, with each bringing their own strengths and varied experiences to form a powerful leadership contingent. 

READ: History-making trio appointed inaugural Saints AFLW captains

It’s not your conventional approach with three skippers, but one which will get the most out of the red, white and black.

Discover what our three historic leaders will bring to the table when they lead the Saints in 2020. 

Women get their self-worth in the way they connect with each other.  It aligns with our group and it aligns with what we’re trying to create here in terms of inclusion, equality and growth.

- Peta Searle

 Rhiannon Watt – The leader of people

I hope to bring a little bit of fun and a bit of care and a real enthusiasm for all the girls and try and build in that culture and teamwork aspect.

- Rhiannon Watt

With the ability to connect to all her teammates with ease, Rhiannon Watt has been a major driver in fostering a sense of belonging at RSEA Park. 

While relaxed in nature and never shy to chip in with some chatter, the significance of the 32-year-old's appointment hasn’t been lost on her.

WATCH: Meet your captain | Rhiannon Watt 

A lifelong Saints fan carrying her hero Lenny Hayes’ No. 7, Watt knows how much of an honour it is to lead the red, white and black. 

But in her typical larrikin style, Watt has already “shot-gunned” the role of “fun cop” among the leadership group. 

And it’s through her sheer enthusiasm that will see our girls will play for each other. 

Cat Phillips – The leader of standards

I care a lot about enabling people to perform at their best and to be the player they want to be.  To do that, I make a big effort to role-model the behaviours we want to demonstrate.

- Cat Phillips

No one works harder than Cat Phillips. 

The ultimate frisbee star and former Melbourne AFLW midfielder takes ‘leading by example’ to another level, setting the elite standards necessary to achieve success. 

Voted into the leadership group off the back of her grit, Phillips’ workhorse-like ethic serves as inspiration for our girls to be their best. 

WATCH: Meet your captain | Cat Phillips

The veteran midfielder shines brightest when striving to bring the most out of her teammates, and it shows on the field when she manages to find that extra gear. 

As Round 1 at RSEA Park draws closer, Phillips is only going to be working harder. 

Kate Shierlaw – The leader of football

I like to think I’m a pretty authentic sort of person, so I try to be true to myself and hopefully that encourages the girls to be themselves.

- Kate Shierlaw

When it comes to knowledge of the game, Kate Shierlaw stands above the rest. 

Her vocal leadership and on-field talent will be vital to the Saints’ young group in 2020, as will her ability to impart knowledge to the young group. 

WATCH: Meet your captain | Kate Shierlaw

But it’s her inspiring qualities which make her such an important cornerstone to St Kilda’s growth, with several Saints already under her wing. 

Her willingness to support others defines her as a leader, rounding out an impressive leadership group for the red, white and black.