Young half-back Jimmy Webster re-signs at the Saints until 2017.
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Emerging St Kilda defender Jimmy Webster has re-signed with the Saints until at least the end of the 2017 AFL season.
The half-back has played 22 games since debuting in round seven last year, and has averaged 15 disposals in 2014.
The 21-year-old told the club’s website that despite the Saints’ tough 2014 season, it was an exciting time to be at the club.
“It’s a great time to be at St Kilda,” Webster said.
“We obviously have a young group coming through and to sign on until the end of 2017 feels really good.
“There is a great vibe amongst the young guys at the club at the moment. On the field we are hard on each other but also support each other.
“Off the field we are really good mates and enjoy each other’s company – it’s a good mix.”
A foot injury ended his 2014 season prematurely, but says he is confident both himself and the club as a whole can make giant strides next season.
“I need to get my foot right in the off-season, get my fitness up, work hard in the gym, and prepare as well as I can for 2015,” he said.
“I have no doubt that we can climb back up the ladder sooner rather than later as the young players continue to develop and learn.”
Webster’s re-signing follows Luke Dunstan, Josh Saunders, Jack Newnes, Lewis Pierce and Nathan Wright’s all in the past week.