In AFL Essendon are demanding St Kilda’s first-round pick, in return for Jake Carlisle, who has requested a trade to the Saints.

Ellie Campbell reports.


Carlisle’s playing future has been the subject of persistent speculation this year.

The 24 year old has named St Kilda as his preferred destination.

The deal could be worth as much as $700,000 a season.

Carlisle described the Saints as a ‘perfect fit’

Meanwhile, Sydney Swans Superstar Lance Franklin will miss the Club’s Best and Fairest Count tomorrow night as he continues with his recovery from mental health issues.

And the Adelaide Crows could announce their new coach as early as Monday.

The highly regarded West Coast assistant, Don Pyke, is the hot favourite out of four official candidates.

Ellie Campbell, QUT News.