After a disappointing Club Championships result on home soil, finishing 3rd behind Sydney Uni and West Adelaide, St Kilda will be looking to make a statement early in the tournament.
Narrowly missing out on a Super Globe birth in both 2014 and 2015, losing the final of both years qualifying tournaments to Sydney Uni by a goal, St Kilda are a team who certainly can’t be written off. Led by experienced goalkeeper Thomas Gertsch, the Victorians have once again recruited strongly from overseas and will look to use these players to spearhead their campaign.
Australian wing player Stephane Tabardin is one to watch, regularly providing plenty of excitement for the fans and footage for the highlight reel.
After consistently finishing in second place, it will be interesting to see if St Kilda can copy Denmarks efforts at the Rio Games and have their breakthrough win.
Coach: Thomas Gerstch / Christophe Ducourant
Key Players: Thomas Gertsch, Stephane Tabardin, Axel Fagerhall