AFL Rd 3 - Geelong v Carlton
GEELONG, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 20: Eddie Betts of the Blues (L) in action during the round 3 AFL match between the Geelong Cats and the Carlton Blues at GMHBA Stadium on June 20, 2020 in Geelong, Australia. (Photo by Graham Denholm/AFL Photos via Getty Images )

Retired Blues forward Eddie Betts has joined Geelong's new-look coaching panel for the 2022 season.

The Cats have revamped their football operations hierarchy ahead of the new year, with several assistant and chief executive Brian Cook departing Kardinia Park this off-season.

Geelong bid farewell to coaches Corey Enright, Matthew Scarlett and Matthew Knights in the wake of their preliminary final exit to eventual premiers, Melbourne.

The club has since welcomed back fan-favourite and triple premiership midfielder James Kelly to their coaching fold, with Betts' name the latest to venture to Geelong.

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 14: Eddie Betts of the Blues celebrates after kicking a goal during the AFL First Semi Final match between the Sydney Swans and the Carlton Blues at ANZ Stadium on September 14, 2013 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

“I am really excited by the opportunity to work with Geelong,” Betts said on the announcement.

“Geelong is a successful club with a magnificent culture that has always been consistently strong, and I cannot wait to get involved. I’m excited to support the club and I’m looking forward to being able to grow myself as well.

"Geelong is known for developing people and that is also an exciting element of joining the club.

“I’m looking forward to working with the playing list, in particular the younger players and helping them develop both on and off the field. It’s important for players to develop skills in all parts of your life.

"Obviously I will spend some time with the forwards, particularly the small forwards, but hope to get across all on-field spaces where the club see they need me.”

Betts is set to take on a developmental role at the Cattery.

The 34-year-old played 350 AFL games across two stints with Carlton and six seasons at Adelaide, booting a career tally of 640 goals.

Betts is one of only three players to have amassed more than 300 goals with two clubs, joining Lance Franklin and Tony Lockett in being the only ones to do so.