LAHARUM’S Robbie Miller has been plying his trade in the Northern Territory Football League this off-season.
Miller has been travelling to and from Darwin to compete for Waratah in division one.
“I have a sister who lives up there and I was there watching a game,” he said. “I have a few mates who play for Waratah who have played for Laharum previously, and they quizzed me about going up and having a crack.”
Miller said it was tough getting used to the conditions of football up north.
“It took a lot to adjust to the conditions with the humidity and the style of football,” he said. “It’s quite quick up there. I think I adapted pretty well. It’s gotten my fitness levels up and I’m ready to have a red hot crack down here this year.”
There have been plenty of football connections between the Wimmera and Northern Territory in recent times. Miller said the relationships between Wimmera and Northern Territory players were a positive one.
“It’s good for us to have that football network away from the Wimmera,” he said. “We have so many clubs trying to fish out of the same barrel around Horsham, it’s good to get a network from other areas.”
Miller said he had enjoyed the experience and hoped it would put him in a better position for the start of the Horsham District season.
“Travelling is tough but if you love your football it’s just part of the package,” he said.
Waratah won its semi-final on Saturday to move into the preliminary final on March 10 after it finished the regular season in fifth.