St Kilda delist AFL wingman Jack Newnes

Jack Newnes is leaving St Kilda after 155 AFL games since his 2012 debut.
Jack Newnes is leaving St Kilda after 155 AFL games since his 2012 debut.

St Kilda have delisted Jack Newnes, allowing the wingman to further his AFL career with Carlton.

The 26-year-old knocked back a new two-year offer from the Saints, saying he wanted to explore his options as a free agent.

Newnes has been heavily linked to the Blues and is expected to find a new home there when the delisted free agency period opens on November 1.

St Kilda list manager James Gallagher said the club respected Newnes' decision to seek a fresh start after debuting in 2012 and playing 155 games.

"We did present Jack a with a contract offer and have been in regular discussion with him and his manager over the past month," Gallagher said in a statement on Friday.

"In the end, Jack has decided the time is right for a fresh start and we have agreed to delist him.

"This will allow him the opportunity to join another club as a de-listed free agent."

A regular selection over the past eight years, the durable Newnes equalled a club record this season with his 123rd game in succession before he was dropped after round 14.

Australian Associated Press