WELLER: Playing with my brother would be a bucket list moment
Maverick Weller is hoping that his AFL career is not officially over after he was delisted by St Kilda at the end of the AFL trade period.
Weller played 89 games for the Saints after being delisted from the Gold Coast Suns after the 2013 season. A few niggling injury concerns impacted his 2018 season managing 13 games and struggled to get continuity in his footy.
There has been discussions in recent weeks as to whether Weller could return to the Gold Coast Suns and take up a spot on the list alongside his younger brother Lachie who transferred to the Suns from the Dockers at the end of the 2017 season.
Speaking on Macquarie Sports Radio Breakfast Weller is open to the idea of returning to the club where his AFL career began “My manager is talking to a couple of clubs, I would definitely welcome the opportunity to go up there (to Gold Coast) and play footy with my brother, I think that would be bucket list sort of stuff.”
Weller confirmed with Matt Thompson & Jimmy Bartel that his manager has been in discussions with numerous clubs and “it’s pretty positive. I’ve just got to sit tight for the moment, all clubs are working out what they’ve got but nothing in concrete yet, I’ve just got to wait and see what happens.”
After 121 games of AFL football, the dream for Weller is not over yet. He is keeping his fingers and toes crossed that the opportunity to return to an AFL list happens during this years rookie draft period. “I just want to keep the career alive and keep playing footy while I can. I’m a Tassie boy so I’ve got no ties anywhere, I’m happy to start another adventure somewhere else.”
The AFL draft will be held on November 22 & 23. Hear every pick LIVE on Macquarie Sports Radio.