Lachie Weller

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.

Lachie Weller
Weller playing for Fremantle in March 2016
Personal information
Full name Lachlan Weller
Date of birth (1996-02-23) 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)
Position(s) Midfielder
Club information
Current club Gold Coast
Number 14
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
20152017 Fremantle 47 (17)
2018 Gold Coast 39 (6)
Total 86 (23)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2019.
Career highlights
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Personal life

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.[1] 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.[2]

He was drafted by Fremantle with their first selection, number 13 overall, in the 2014 AFL draft.[3]

In June 2019, Weller announced his engagement with long time partner Nicola Hewitt.

AFL career

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.[4] 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.[5]

Statistics

Statistics are correct to the end of the 2016 season[6]
Legend
 G  Goals  B  Behinds  K  Kicks  H  Handballs  D  Disposals  M  Marks  T  Tackles
Season Team No. Games G B K H D M T G B K H D M T
Totals Averages (per game)
2015 Fremantle 14300141731770.00.04.75.710.32.32.3
2016 Fremantle 1422121017116934055720.60.47.87.715.42.53.3
Career 25 12 10 185 186 371 62 79 0.5 0.4 7.4 7.4 14.8 2.5 3.2

References

  1. Twomey, Callum (29 October 2014). "29 days to the draft: Meet Lachie Weller".
  2. Twomey, Callum (11 November 2014). "Model prospect: Lachie Weller steps up on the footy ground and steps out for the cameras".
  3. Quartermaine, Braden (27 November 2014). "Fremantle Dockers spring draft surprise by taking Lachie Weller, while West Coast Eagles snare Liam Duggan". PerthNow.
  4. Duffield, Mark (31 July 2015). "Freo select teens in squad to face Giants". The West Australian.
  5. Rynne, Nick (16 October 2017). "Docker Weller requests move to Suns". PerthNow. Retrieved 16 October 2017.
  6. Lachie Weller's player profile at AFL Tables
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