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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 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.