St Kilda Football Club has informed Ed Phillips he will not be offered a contract for 2021.

The 22-year-old joins Matty Parker, Doulton Langlands, Ryan Abbott, Jack Bell, Jack Mayo, Logan Austin and retiree Nathan Brown in the changes made to the Saints’ list following the 2020 season.

“It was a really hard conversation to have,” Head of List Management James Gallagher said.

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“It’s been a theme throughout this off-season, but unfortunately due to the situation our industry finds itself in, tough calls must be made.

Ed has been a pleasure to have at the club for the past few years. He’s extremely hardworking, dedicated and always looking for ways to help those around him.

- James Gallagher

“I have no doubt he has big things ahead of him and we wish him all the best with whatever comes next.”

Phillips joined the club via pick No. 56 in the 2016 National Draft.

He accumulated 15 games in the red, white and black since debuting against Fremantle in Round 8, 2018.