Saad is the younger brother of 2014 Jim Sullivan Best & Fairest winner & Essendon’s Adam, and joins the club after spending the 2018 season with his home club, West Coburg where he managed 10 games for 7 goals in the EDFL’s Premier Division.
Previously, he had spent the 2017 season with the Gold Coast Suns NEAFL side, where he managed eight appearances, before returning home with brother Adam at the 2017 seasons end. Previously Saad played for the Calder Cannons in 2016, managing 23 goals from 17 games, including a match winning seven goal effort against the Oakleigh Chargers in trying conditions.
Saad joins former Suns NEAFL Teammates Brodie Foster & Harry Simington, along with former Cannons teammates Jackson McDonald, Tyson Lever, Billy Cannolo, Aidan Tilley & Mitch Podhajski at Piranha Park in 2019. Saad will play with Northern Football League Division One club Macleod when not selected for VFL duties.