St Kilda (VFL)

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1950 Argus Badges
1950 Argus Badges

St Kilda in a Beach-side suburb in Melbourne's inner south. For many years the team's home ground at the Junction oval at the south end of Albert Park Lake while South Melbourne's home ground, the Lake Oval, was at the north end.

The suburb of St Kilda has a varied history. Originally a very wealthy suburb , St Kilda began to transform. The depression of the 1890s caused many mansions to become boarding houses. A number of entertainment options began to open and St Kilda developed a reputation as an entertainment district. Luna Park (1912), the Palais Theatre (1927) still operate, the Palais de Danse (1926) and the St Moritz Ice Ring (1939) were well known to football fans as they advertised in the weekly Football Record.

St Kilda changed after the Second World War as it became the home of Melbourne's Red Light district, then the Bohemian community and today remains a mix of wealth and poverty as well as a Bohemian flavoured shopping area. St Kilda retains a strong independent identity within Melbourne.

The Football Club was established in 1873 in the VFA before joining the VFL as one of the original clubs in 1897. The decision to add St Kilda was not made because they were one of the strongest teams, rather because of their demographic location and perceived issues with other potential candidates.

Since 1897 St Kilda has won one VFL premiership...in 1966 by one point against Collingwood. (More recently, St Kilda has won the AFL pre season cup in 1996, 2004 and 2008).

St Kilda's Brownlow Medal winners include Colin Watson (1935), Brian Gleeson (1957), Neil Roberts (1958) and Verdun Howell (1958) as well as Ian Stewart 1965,1966) and Ross Smith (1967) . More recently Tony Locket (1987) and Robert Harvey (1997,1998).

In Jan 2013, the Australian Football Hall of Fame has 23 "Legends" nationally. Of these four have played with St Kilda Roy Cazaly (1911–20), Darrel Baldock (1962–1968), Ian Stewart (1963–1970) and Alex Jesaulenko (1980–1981).

St Kilda remain the League's underdog.

Team Name and Jumpers

Cgwil003 023 Stkilda - Source: Australian Rules Football Cards
Cgwil003 023 Stkilda - Source: Australian Rules Football Cards

Note: Changes from 1924-1972 only. See http://www.footyjumpers.com/

1924-1932 - Red, White and Black Front with Black Arms - No Logo
1933-1956 - Red, White and Black Front with White Arms and Logo on Front
1957-1959 - Red, White and Black Front with Black Cuffs on Sleeves
1960-1962 - Red, White and Black Front with White Cuffs on Sleeves
1963-1972 - Same as 1957-1959
1973- - Same as 1960-1962

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Reference_ St Kilda Captains
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Reference_ St Kilda Best and Fairest
Reference_ St Kilda Leading Goal Kicker
Reference_ St Kilda Team of The Century

St. Kilda
1933 Giant League and Association Colours

Results during Charles Boyles Work Period 1925-63

For more extensive results (and source data for this table), see

Home Grounds

Junction Oval (St Kilda) 1877–1941, 1944-1964
Toorak Park (Armadale) 1942-43
Moorabbin Oval (Moorabbin) 1965–1992

Interesting Articles

1928 Saints win after the Bell

Wikipedia - St. Kilda Football Club
AFL Tables - St Kilda

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