Lachlan Weller (born 23 February 1996) is a professional Australian rules footballer playing for the Gold Coast Football Club in the Australian Football League (AFL). He previously played for the Fremantle Football Club from 2015 to 2017.
Weller playing for Fremantle in March 2016
|Full name||Lachlan Weller|
|Date of birth||23 February 1996|
|Original team(s)||Southport (NEAFL)|
|Draft||No. 13, 2014 national draft|
|Height||181 cm (5 ft 11 in)|
|Weight||74 kg (163 lb)|
|Current club||Gold Coast|
|2018–||Gold Coast||39 (6)|
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2019.
|Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com|
Originally from Tasmania, Weller moved to Queensland at age 15 with his family, when his brother Maverick was recruited by the Gold Coast Football Club. Lachie then joined the Gold Coast Suns' junior academy development squad, but did not qualify as a priority selection due to not fulfilling the length of residence requirements. During this time, he completed his schooling commitments at All Saints Anglican School on the Gold Coast and played junior football for Broadbeach as well as Southport.
He was drafted by Fremantle with their first selection, number 13 overall, in the 2014 AFL draft.
In June 2019, Weller announced his engagement with long time partner Nicola Hewitt.
After playing well for Peel Thunder Football Club in the West Australian Football League, Weller made his debut in round 18 of the 2015 AFL season against Greater Western Sydney. At the conclusion of the 2017 AFL season, after playing 47 games for Fremantle, Weller requested a trade to Gold Coast, subsequently being traded, along with pick 41 in the 2017 AFL draft for pick 2.
|Totals||Averages (per game)|
- Twomey, Callum (29 October 2014). "29 days to the draft: Meet Lachie Weller".
- Twomey, Callum (11 November 2014). "Model prospect: Lachie Weller steps up on the footy ground and steps out for the cameras".
- Quartermaine, Braden (27 November 2014). "Fremantle Dockers spring draft surprise by taking Lachie Weller, while West Coast Eagles snare Liam Duggan". PerthNow.
- Duffield, Mark (31 July 2015). "Freo select teens in squad to face Giants". The West Australian.
- Rynne, Nick (16 October 2017). "Docker Weller requests move to Suns". PerthNow. Retrieved 16 October 2017.
- Lachie Weller's player profile at AFL Tables
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Lachie Weller.|
- Lachie Weller's playing statistics from AFL Tables
- Lachie Weller's profile on the official website of the Gold Coast Football Club
- WAFL statistics