It's official! Jack Higgins will be a Saint in 2021. Picture: AFL Photos

JACK Higgins has gotten his wish to join St Kilda after a trade was reached with Richmond.

The Saints gave up pick No.17 and a future second-round selection for Higgins and received pick No.21 and a future fourth-rounder back from the Tigers.

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The 21-year-old won Goal of the Year in his debut season, kicking 29 in total across 43 games.


Higgins suffered a brain bleed in mid-2019 which required two surgeries and he then made an inspirational return for the Tigers in the draw with Collingwood once the season resumed in 2020.

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He played 10 games in total this season but missed out on the Tigers' historic Grand Final triumph.


Higgins requested a trade to the Saints last week and said it was "amazing" to join his new club.

"I really can't wait to get started," Higgins said.

"I grew up barracking for the Saints, so it really is a dream come true to represent the club.

"I'm really keen to meet my new teammates and be part of the Saints moving forward, because they're definitely heading somewhere pretty special."

The club's head of list management James Gallagher said Higgins would fit their young group well.

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"He’s a player with incredible enthusiasm and we're really excited to see what he can bring in his new colours."