Jake Batchelor: Can Kick!

If Richmond half-back Jake Batchelor is noted for one trait at this early stage in his career, it’s his kicking. The 20-year-old appears to be a traditional left-footer; a long, raking kick to position.

But Batchelor believes his kicking needs work. As a junior, he had a penchant for kicking low and hard over 40 metres. “Low bullets,” as he described them to AFL.com.au.

While some would come off, looking magnificent as they sped towards a teammate, others flew at indiscreet angles to his boot. Consistency was a problem. Read More…