Heading into Season 2020 after being overlooked in the 2017 and 2018 drafts, Olivia Vesely considered any game to be a “bonus” as she didn’t believe she’d ever be picked in the senior side.
But the Saints’ most vibrant personality starred in her debut year, acting as a central point of her side’s midfield through her tackling, inside grunt and high disposal numbers.
The 2019 VFLW Debbie Lee medallist charted in the club's top-three of every major statistic, and also picked up a NAB Rising Star nomination for her stellar 18-disposal display in Round 5.
Vesely quickly became a fan-favourite through her on-field talent, but also her boisterous and bubbly off-field personality.
From the “lamest story ever” about her ‘FEAR ME’ mouthguard, to her weird ability to play two recorders at the same time through her nostrils, you can’t help but feel it’s only the tip of the iceberg for the young Saint.
In August, the young Saint had another story to tell after receiving St Kilda's inaugural Best & Fairest alongside Georgia Patrikios, Rosie Dillon and Caitlin Greiser.
Occupation: Student of Science at the University of Melbourne, AFL coach at Melbourne Girls Grammar (part-time)