St Kilda’s revamped coaching group will have another new face next season, with Jake Batchelor joining the club as a development coach. 

After seven years and 84 senior games with Richmond, Batchelor joined the Frankston Dolphins in 2018 as a playing assistant coach.

The 26-year-old impressed in his role, developing the Dolphins’ young defenders and also spent time at the Saints in a part-time capacity in the second half of the season.