Eight Saints have put pen to paper to extend their stays in red, white and black, including ex-Lion Kate McCarthy and co-captains Rhi Watt and Kate Shierlaw.

McCarthy will remain at RSEA Park after adding a year to her initial two-year contract, while Watt has been locked in for a further two seasons after a terrific campaign at the helm.

Shierlaw, Poppy Kelly, Tamara Luke, Ali Brown, Nadia von Bertouch and Clara Fitzpatrick have all signed one-year contract extensions.

Kate McCarthy and Poppy Kelly. Photo: Corey Scicluna.

All eight represented St Kilda throughout Season 2020, with Brown, Watt, Kelly, Fitzpatrick and Shierlaw graduates of the Southern Saints VFLW side.

The newly acquired signatures join St Kilda’s 10 confirmed signings, including young stars Georgia Patrikios, Caitlin Greiser and Tarni White.

St Kilda’s full list of contract extensions will be finalised shortly.