Saints' mass clean-out in wake of dismal season

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St Kilda's dismal 2021 campaign has led to a wide clean-out of the club's shot department, with 2 adjunct coaches and the high-performance brag copping the cut.

Assistant coaches Aaron Hamill and Adam Skrobalak, arsenic good arsenic high-performance main Matt Hornsby, person each been moved on, portion elder physiotherapist Andrew Wallis is besides departing the club.

The overhaul of the shot section comes aft St Kilda failed to marque the finals contempt past play finishing sixth and winning an elimination final.

Many experts see St Kilda to beryllium successful a premiership model and had backed the Saints to astatine slightest triumph 1 last again this season, but they person alternatively mustered conscionable 10 wins and finished 10th connected the ladder.

Hamill, who captained the Saints successful 2003 during an 11-year vocation astatine Carlton and St Kilda, is departing aft 10 seasons connected the club's coaching team. He finished his clip astatine St Kilda arsenic backline coach.

Skrobalak arrived astatine St Kilda successful 2015 and coached the guardant enactment successful his past relation with the Saints.

Departing St Kilda adjunct manager Aaron Hamill giving instructions astatine a grooming session. (Getty)

Hornsby joined St Kilda up of the 2016 play aft spending 13 years astatine Richmond.

Wallis' tenure spanned 14 years.

Head manager Brett Ratten and midfield manager Brendon Lade person been retained for 2022.

"These departures are hard astatine the champion of times, but are made adjacent harder erstwhile you're moving with specified high-quality individuals," St Kilda main operating serviceman Simon Lethlean said.

"Aaron and Adam person some had interaction connected countless players during their clip connected our coaching panel, with Aaron besides serving arsenic an important nexus to our nine history, a relation I'm definite helium volition proceed for a agelong time."

Lethlean besides acknowledged the interaction of Wallis connected the club.

"Andrew is 1 of the champion physios successful the concern and has laid a beardown instauration for our squad to proceed delivering an highly precocious level of enactment to our players moving forward," Lethlean said.

"We convey each 4 for their contributions to the nine and look guardant to celebrating their achievements with the broader nine erstwhile restrictions allow."

St Kilda players permission the tract aft suffering a nonaccomplishment during the 2021 season. (Getty)

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