Christian Welch - Episode 155

February 8, 2020

 

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In this podcast

3:25 - Welcome Christian Welch
3:56 - The proud Queenslander born in Sydney
5:10 - Family background
6:25 - Why he choose League over Union and hockey
8:07 - Off loads and a front rowers role
9:53 - Sandor Earl and BLOAT FC
11:04 - How we switched from centre to prop
13:02 - Signing his first contract with the Storm
13:44 - Working the call centre
14:46 - Being coached by Anthony Seibold in the 20's
16:17 - Visiting the LA Lakers facility over the off season
17:30 - Sports business and crowds
20:01 - The 20's team coming through
21:28 - The role Craig Bellamey takes to his juniors
23:03 - The famous Storm pre season camp
28:29 - Coming back from ACL injuries
29:06 - His NRL debut
31:40 - Melbourne Storm Culture
32:45 - Tough gig for the refs
33:52 - When he felt comfortable in first grade
35:06 - When front rowers peak physically
35:50 - His first grand final in 2016
37:16 - The role of squad members in grand final week
39:20 - Missing 2017 grand final
40:40 - His first ever try in first grade
41:50 - The trying scoring machine in 2019
42:40 - Wingers
43:55 - Being in awe of Johnathan Thurston
46:44 - Playing for club vs state
48:27 - Backing up from Origin
49:23 - The $5000 bar tab
50:05 - Interest in the commercial side of sport
51:55 - Studying his MBA
52:27 - Going over to Harvard to study
55:10 - Advantage of finding a passion off the field
57:47 - Camp Quality, giving back and making an impact
1:01:04 - His trip to Uganda
1:04:12 - His nickname
1:05:25 - Favourite ground outside Aami Park
1:07:05 - Funniest team mate
1:08:15 - 5 people he would invite to a private dinner party

 

 

 

CHRISTIAN WELCH

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Christian Welch is a professional rugby league player for the Melbourne Storm. Making his first grade debut 2015, Christian has played 77 first grade games while also making his representative debut for Queensland in Game 3 of the series in 2019.

 

 

 

 

Related Episodes - Episode 148: Petero Civoniceva | Episode 144: Shane Webcke | 

Episode 129: Craig Wing | Episode 132: Steve Menzies

 

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