After 10 years in the AFL system as a player for Port Adelaide and North Melbourne, Ben Jacobs will add to St Kilda’s new look development program in 2022.

The 29-year-old will work with St Kilda’s young talent as a development and assistant coach in both the AFL and VFL, serving as an assistant midfield coach for the latter.

Jacobs will work closely alongside Development and Zebras’ Head Coach Jake Batchelor as well as Head of Learning and Development Damian Carroll to oversee the growth of the Saints’ youth.