Following a successful first season in charge of the Sandringham Zebras, Development Coach Jake Batchelor will go around again as head coach in 2022.

Having played a crucial part in the development of the Saints’ emerging talent, Batchelor first started at St Kilda in 2018.

After a seven-year career at Richmond, the ex-Tigers defender joined Frankston Dolphins as a playing assistant coach before catching the eye of the Saints.

Coming on in a part-time capacity, Batchelor has now transitioned into a key member of St Kilda’s coaching panel.

The 29-year-old will be looking to develop the next generation of Saints as he works with the young talent at both an AFL and VFL level.