St Kilda has signed former Tiger Alana Woodward to its playing list ahead of the upcoming 2021/22 Season.

The 30-year-old joins the club as a delisted free agent following two seasons at Richmond.

Woodward was an inaugural member of the Tigers’ AFLW and VFLW squads, playing an important role in shaping both sides from the ground up.

A natural leader and strong on-baller, Woodward played five games in yellow-and-black before a calf injury kept her from the park in 2021.

“We’re rapt to have Alana join us for the upcoming season,” Head of Women’s Football Jamie Cox said.

She’s a strong-bodied midfielder who will help deepen our midfield, but her leadership and elite standards will be valuable in lifting our entire playing group.

- Jamie Cox

“Alana is a wonderful person and we can’t wait to see what she’ll bring this coming season.”

St Kilda currently holds pick No. 4 (Vic No. 2), 12 (Vic No. 8), 36 (Vic No. 21), 39 (Vic No. 22), 48 (Vic No. 28) and 54 (Vic No. 31).