Melbourne Storm great Billy Slater has joined St Kilda in a part-time mentoring role.
Slater will occupy a newly-created role at the Saints, working with the club’s leaders, players and coaching staff by conveying his experiences to improve to professionalism and the overall standards both at training and on match-day.
St Kilda General Manager of Football, Simon Lethlean, is excited about what Slater can bring to the club.
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“Billy’s sporting resume is second to none, and he will add great value to our club,” Lethlean told St Kilda’s official website.
“He’s been an impressive leader in his own right, but he’s also been a key member of a culture that is highly respected across all sports.
“Over the course of the season, we identified that there was an opportunity to strengthen our leadership and development programs, and we think Billy can play an important role in that.
“He will work closely with our current leaders as well as our emerging leaders to help them develop their leadership capacity and optimise their professionalism and performance.”
Slater recently retired from rugby league after a stunning career with the Storm, playing 319 games for the club, winning two premierships and winning the Dally M Medal as the NRL’s best player in 2011.