Former St Kilda player Josiah Kyle is set to join Mornington Peninsula Football League club Devon Meadows, per reports from the Herald Sun.

Kyle departed the Saints in mid-2022 without making a senior debut with the club, originally selected in 2021 as an NGA-aligned, Category B rookie.

The young forward played with Southern Football Netball League club Doveton following his departure from Moorabbin, now set to make the move to the MPNFL after training with Devon Meadows.

Joining Kyle at Devon Meadows are two other former Saints, Paddy Ryder and Dean Kent. Ryder played 281 AFL games across his impressive career, playing for St Kilda, Essendon and Port Adelaide across his 17 years in the league before hanging up the boots last year.

Kent, who also retired in 2022, played 37 games for the Saints after joining the club in 2019, taking his career tally to 100 after debuting in 2013 as a Demon.

Devon Meadows coach Ryan Hendy said Ryder playing was encouragement for Kyle to join the club.

“He hasn't missed a training session with us,” Hendy said to the Herald Sun.

“He wanted to come and play with Paddy Ryder.

Paddy Ryder and teammates during the AFL match between Hawthorn and St Kilda in Round 4, 2022 (Photo by Cameron Grimes / Zero Digital Media)

“So it's another good recruit.

“Talking to Paddy Ryder and Dean Kent — they played with him at St Kilda — and they said he's got that much talent and ability he should still be playing AFL footy.

“He's in a good head space now and he's training the house down, so he's going to be a really good recruit.”

Devon Meadows will begin their season on Saturday, April 1, against Pearcedale.