Young St Kilda key position prospect Rowan Marshall has earned a new two-year contract with the club.
Marshall, who is on the Saints’ rookie list, made his AFL debut in Round 18 during St Kilda’s 42-point loss to Sydney at the SCG.
Impressive form in the VFL this year saw him earn a promotion to the senior list.
It’s not clear as to whether Marshall will remain on the rookie list next year or get a permanent promotion to the senior list.
“We think Rowan has a bright future and all the attributes to become a versatile key position player in our senior side,” St Kilda chief operating officer Ameet Bains said.
“Being a bit older, he was better placed to cope with the increased training demands and professionalism required at the elite level.
“Early on in the season he was quite dominant as a forward for Sandringham, where his clean hands and contested marking were a feature.
“As the season wore on, he also showed his potential to hold down a key defensive post.
“With another strong pre-season under his belt, we are confident he can improve again in 2018.”
Marshall was taken at pick No.10 in the 2017 rookie draft.