Maverick Weller

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Maverick Weller
Maverick Weller training with St Kilda, June 2015.png
Personal information
Full name Maverick Weller
Nickname(s) Mav
Date of birth (1992-02-13) 13 February 1992 (age 25)
Place of birth Tasmania
Original team(s) Burnie
Draft No. 20, 2014 AFL Rookie Draft (St Kilda)
Height / weight 182 cm / 87 kg
Position(s) Midfielder/Rover
Club information
Current club St Kilda
Number 44
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
2011–2013
2014–
Gold Coast
St Kilda
32 0(3)
48 (39)
90 (42)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2016.
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Maverick Weller (born 13 February 1992) is an Australian rules footballer who plays for the St Kilda Football Club in the Australian Football League (AFL).

Playing career[edit]

Gold Coast Suns (2011–2013)[edit]

He made his debut against Western Bulldogs[1] in Round 3 of the 2011 season and featured in the Gold Coast's first ever win[2] over Port Adelaide at AAMI Stadium on 23 April 2011.

Weller was delisted by the Suns on 2 September 2013 after playing just four games in 2013 AFL season.

St. Kilda (2014–present)[edit]

2014 season

Weller was taken in the 2013 Rookie Draft by St Kilda. He was elevated off the rookie list during the 2014 season.

He debuted for the Saints in Round 7, 2014 and has become a regular member of the midfield after starting as rover or ruck rover. In his first season with St Kilda, Weller played 16 games and kicked three goals.

2015 season

In 2015, Weller was named in St Kilda's leadership group along with captain Nick Riewoldt and fellow players Leigh Montagna, Sean Dempster, Jarryn Geary, David Armitage and Jack Newnes.

He played 20 matches and kicked 12 goals in his sophomore season with the Saints. Weller received a one-match ban for an off-the-ball hit on Brisbane Football Club's Rohan Bewick in Round 9.

2016 season

Prior to the 2016 season, Weller signed a contract extension with St Kilda, committing to the club until the end of the 2018 season.

He was criticised for comments he made about his former Gold Coast Suns coach, Guy McKenna, but insisted these comments were taken out of context and has no negative feelings towards McKenna.[3]

Weller played his 50th game for St Kilda in round 14 against Geelong

Personal life[edit]

Weller has a younger brother, Lachie Weller, who plays for the Fremantle Football Club.

He originates from the same home town as fellow St Kilda player, Eli Templeton.

He is sometimes mistaken for a bull

His girlfriend is Sammie Russell

Weller meditates five times a week as part of his personal development.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Smart, Nick (11 April 2011), "Close but no cigar for Suns teen", The Gold Coast Bulletin 
  2. ^ Fair, Alex (27 April 2011), "Russell's goal seals Suns' maiden victory", The Examiner Newspaper 
  3. ^ http://www.theage.com.au/afl/afl-news/st-kilda-stopper-mav-weller-backtracks-on-criticism-of-gold-coast-coach-guy-mckenna-20151212-glm0m1.html
  4. ^ Robinson, Mark (1 July 2016). "Maverick Weller embraces the power of meditation as his career takes flight at St Kilda". Newspaper. Retrieved 27 July 2016. 

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