Brad Crouch will officially join St Kilda as a restricted free agent in Season 2021 after Adelaide Football Club decided not to match the Saints’ offer.  

The 26-year-old joins the Saints on a four-year deal and will enhance the club’s midfield brigade alongside All-Australian Jack Steele, Zak JonesJade Gresham, Dan Hannebery and Seb Ross.

Adelaide will receive a second-round selection – currently pick No. 23 – as compensation from the AFL.

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Head of List Management James Gallagher said Crouch was an important addition to St Kilda’s midfield for Season 2021 and beyond. 

“It’s a really exciting prospect for our club and supporters to have Brad commit to St Kilda,” Gallagher said. 

Having another high-quality midfielder join our ranks was a target for us heading into this year’s Trade Period, and we’re expecting him to have an immediate impact on our side.

- James Gallagher

“Brad’s a genuine competitor and his ability to win the footy and use it well will greatly complement our midfield.” 

Crouch, who won Adelaide’s best-and-fairest in 2019, said he was excited to start a new chapter at RSEA Park. 

“I’m really looking forward to joining the Saints next year,” Crouch said. 

“St Kilda is going in the right direction and I’m stoked to be a part of it next season.  

“I’m determined to gain the trust and confidence of the club, its supporters and my new teammates, and I am confident that my best football is ahead of me at St Kilda”.

Crouch has played 95 matches for Adelaide since debuting in 2013.