Dockers’ Rising Star Lachie Weller unfazed by interstate travel

Lachie Weller came from Queensland.
Lachie Weller came from Queensland.

WHILE most AFL players dread long flights across the country for matches, rising Fremantle star Lachie Weller has a different opinion.

Travelling interstate regularly has helped him keep in touch with family and friends.

“It’s been good this year because you travel every second week so I see my parents a lot, they’re in Melbourne now,” he said. Fremantle’s first pick in the 2014 national draft was recruited from Queensland club Southport.

He moved to the Sunshine State from Tasmania when he was just a teenager.

Older brother Mav is currently plying his trade with St Kilda in Melbourne after three years with the Gold Coast Suns, so his ties to the eastern states are strong.