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Hill sisters back on board the Saints train

By Meg Saultry

Benalla's Chloe and Bridget Hill will be back donning the red, white and black after the sisters re-signed with the Saints ahead of next season.

The sisters went one-and-two in the club's A-grade best-and-fairest award this year, with Chloe edging out Bridget by a vote.

The win gave Chloe a streak of five consecutive best-and-fairest titles at the club, while Bridget also featured highly in the Goulburn Valley League's best-and-fairest count. 

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The Saints had a tough season on court, struggling to jell at the beginning of the year before peaking too late to contend for finals.

But the signing of the Hill sisters, along with another key signing in Kelsey Pallpratt, is a positive sign that the nucleus of the Saints’ A-grade side will stick together for another crack at the title.

The three signings give the Saints key players in each of the three sections on court, with Chloe holding a key defensive post, Bridget starring in attack, and Pallpratt a versatile midcourter. 

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Under the watchful eye of playing coach Grace Warnock, finals will be the benchmark for the club next year, though it could find the going tough early next season with encounters against Echuca and reigning premier Seymour in the opening two weeks of competition.