Highly rated youngster Jack Billings has signed a two-year extension with the Saints.
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St Kilda have re-signed Jack Billings until the end of the 2017 season.
The 19-year-old played 16 games in his debut season in 2014 after he was taken at pick no.3 in the 2013 National Draft.
Billings told the club’s website that he was pleased to sign on at the Saints, and was excited about the club’s future.
“I’m rapt to have signed on for another two years and am really looking forward to the next few years. Hopefully we can climb back up the ladder,” he said.
“There are a lot of young boys now at the club and already we are starting to gel really well together. We are pretty close off the field which is good and that will only strengthen as the years go on.”
Billings earned a Rising Star nomination in round 14 after a 25 possession performance against the West Coast Eagles.
Saints coach Alan Richardson said that although the left-footer played in a variety of roles this season, his future lies in the side’s engine room.
“Jack will push into the centre as his body matures,” Richardson said.
“He’s an outstanding decision maker and executor and we expect him to improve significantly with his first full pre-season. A strong and challenging period in the gym will hold him in good stead.”