Richmond recruit Mav Weller is relishing the opportunity to play alongside his former Gold Coast ‘brothers’ Josh Caddy, Dion Prestia and Tom Lynch at Tigerland.
Weller, who played three seasons for the Suns before five years at St Kilda, officially became a Tiger on December 1.
For the first time since 2012, the quartet will share a locker room, something Weller never thought would happen again.
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“We’re all the same age and we all were up [at Gold Coast] since day one so we did a lot of stuff together and grew up together in a way,” Weller said.
“We were all just out of home so we really had to look after each other like brothers.
“To come back down here and to reunite that friendship, it’s exciting for me and I’m looking forward to having that chemistry come next year.”
Weller, who has 121 AFL games to his name, is looking forward to complementing Richmond’s midfield and forward line.
“I think I’ll fit in pretty well, I think the things I do well works into [Richmond’s] game plan well,” he said.
“I’m quite aggressive, give good pressure, and am a contested ball winner.”
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Weller is “over the moon” to continue his career at Punt Road Oval.
“The way the club run day-to-day things, they’ve very positive, very inclusive, and they really encourage people to just be themselves. I noticed it as soon as I walked in,” Weller said.
“I’m all ears at the moment, learning as much as I can. It’s an absolute treat to come to such a successful, big club.”
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