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Tigers to recruit Mav Weller

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Richmond will recruit former St Kilda midfielder Mav Weller in the AFL’s new Pre-Season Supplemental Selection Period (SSP).

Weller withdrew his nomination from the 2018 National AFL Draft, allowing Richmond to commit to recruiting him when the selection period opens on December 1. Weller cannot train with the Tigers until this time.

Richmond General Manager – Football, Neil Balme said the Club is pleased to recruit the seasoned midfielder.

“We think Mav will fit into our team and our football program really well,” Balme said.

“We’ve been really impressed by him, and at only 26 years of age, he has plenty of football ahead of him.”

Originally hailing from Burnie in Tasmania, Weller has played 121 AFL games and kicked 58 goals in his eight seasons of league football.

He was recruited to the Gold Coast Suns as a 17-year-old selection, playing 32 games for the Suns from 2011-13, before moving to St Kilda at the end of 2013, where he played 89 AFL games.