Lachie Neale was drafted by the Fremantle Football Club with the 58th pick in the 2011 AFL Draft and went on to debut in round 4 the following year. Neale found himself in and out of the team managing just 23 games in his first two years before a grand final loss in 2013 motivated Neale to elevate to the next level in 2014.
Since the 2013 Grand Final loss Neale has gone on to play at least 21+ games in every season and have more than 500 disposals in each of those years. Neale has gone on to win Fremantle’s Best and Fairest in 2016 and 2018 aswell as winning three Glendinning-Allan Medals (2014, 2015, 2018) as best player in the Western Australia Derby.
Following the 2018 season Neale requested a trade to the emerging Brisbane Lions where he will add vital leadership and class to their young midfield.