The Southern Saints are retaining a strong mix of youthful talent and experience for the 2024 Premiership season. Cam Howison, Jarred Percival, Xavier Giles and Josh Robles McGill are all returning to the side for the upcoming season.
Cam Howison and Xavier Giles are two strong talents and will play a strong role in the saints forward line. Both are very capable goal kickers and just 18 and 20 years old, they have plenty of years to cement themselves as key forwards for the side. Cam has a strong set of hands and a high work rate sees him get plenty of opportunities to get ball in hand. Xavier is a strong ball getter and consistently manages to cleanly pick up loose ball and get off a shot at goal.
Josh Robles McGill is a regular for the Saints and is consistently one their best players around the park. A key midfielder for the Saints, he has a great skillset and fitness level allows him to impact contest after contest and gain plenty of go forward for the Saints.
2023 Southern Saints Best and Fairest Jarred Percival, is also returning to the side, his on and off field contributions for the side helped push and inspire the younger contingent of the Saints. A strong attacking half backman, Jarred often starts the counter attack, and can be devastating on a turnover.
The 2024 AFL New Zealand Premiership kicks off in Christchurch February 25th 2024