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Fisher Signs on for Another Year

St Kilda defender Sam Fisher has signed with the Saints for a further year.

Fisher has committed to the club for a 12th AFL season, after a strong finish to the 2014 campaign.

Since debuting in 2004, Fisher has played 198 games, building a reputation as one of the premier running defenders in the AFL.

A Best and Fairest winner in 2008 and 2011, Fisher was named in the All-Australian team of 2008 and featured in the St Kilda Grand Final teams of 2009 and 2010.

He was officially presented with life membership of the club at Friday night’s Trevor Barker Award.

The 32-year-old said he was excited to confirm he would be a part of the Saints in 2015.

“I’m thrilled to sign on again with the club. The Saints are a huge part of my life and I’m looking forward to continuing on again next year,” Fisher said.

“We have a young and exciting group of players and I feel that I can help guide them through their development while still contributing on the field.”

St Kilda Head of Football Chris Pelchen said Fisher would play a vital role with St Kilda’s young list.

“We are extremely pleased to have Sam play on into 2015. While this year was significantly affected by injury, his return to AFL football late in the season illustrated both his talent and importance to the team,” Pelchen said.

“With such a young group of players being assembled at St Kilda, Sam will play an integral role in developing the defensive unit for the future…his experience and leadership combining to provide genuine stability in the back half.”

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