Exciting news for St Kilda fans as 18-year-old Darcy Wilson is set to make his debut against Geelong this Saturday. Wilson, hailing from Wangaratta, has been turning heads since being drafted with pick No. 18 in last year’s AFL Draft.

Impressing both on and off the field with his moments of class and dedicated work ethic, Wilson showcased his potential in St Kilda’s pre-season clashes against Essendon and North Melbourne. Today, he received the news he’s been eagerly awaiting: his debut in the senior team.

Expressing his excitement, Wilson stated, “I’m pretty excited, I’m keen to get out there in Geelong and run out with the boys.”

Known for his versatility, Wilson can hit targets with precision on both sides of his body and isn’t shy to contribute to the scoreboard when pushing forward.

His football lineage adds to the anticipation of his debut, with connections to St Kilda through his great-uncle Des Cole, Premiership Roo Mick Nolan, and close ties with Premiership Saint Bob Murray, all contributing to a rich football heritage.

Wilson’s debut marks another milestone in St Kilda’s burgeoning young talent pool, following recent first-round selections like Mattaes Phillipou, Nasiah Wanganeen-Milera, and Max King.

The final confirmation of St Kilda’s Round 1 lineup will be announced this Thursday at 6:20 pm AEST, but one thing’s for sure: fans will be eagerly awaiting Wilson’s debut.