Jake Batchelor will play a critical role in 2020 as Development Coach for the Saints’ emerging defence. 

After a seven-year career at Richmond, the ex-Richmond defender joined Frankston Dolphins as a playing assistant coach. 

His success at VFL-level caught the eye of the Saints, with Batchelor coming into the Saints’ fold in the second half of 2018 in a part-time capacity. 

Now a key member of St Kilda’s coaching panel, Batchelor will be finessing the Saints’ defensive contingent alongside Senior Assistant Coach, Aaron Hamill. 

Batchelor will also assist Ben McGlynn for VFL affiliate Sandringham in 2020.