The 28-year-old has retired from AFL football after suffering a season-ending shoulder injury.
Injured St. Kilda forward Beau Maister has retired from AFL football, effective immediately.
Maister suffered a season-ending shoulder injury during while playing for St. Kilda’s VFL affiliate Sandringham three weeks ago.
The former West Coast Eagles player notched up 21 games for the Saints since being drafted in 2011, playing a total of 44 AFL games.
The 28-year-old told his team-mates on Tuesday morning of his decision to retire.
St. Kilda Head of Football Chris Pelchen paid tribute to Maister for his time at the club.
“It is with real disappointment that we say goodbye to Beau as he has become one of the most admired and respected players within our group,” Pelchen said in a club statement.
“Since joining the Saints, he has performed to his absolute ability through sheer hard work and determination…qualities that have endeared him to everyone at the club.
“We thank Beau for his commitment to the Saints and wish him every success for the future.”
Maister will return to Western Australia to “pursue business interests”.