MAVERICK Weller knew about a month ago that Sunday would be his final game as a Gold Coast Sun.
The former Burnie Docker was delisted by the club on Monday after requesting a trade due to a lack of opportunity at the highest level.
The decision was confirmed in what he described as an "emotionless and blunt" review meeting.
"I don't think my skill sets were really appreciated there, so that did play a part (in my decision)," the 21-year-old told The Examiner yesterday.
"I still feel like I have a lot to offer clubs, as I'm still learning the game, so I just need that opportunity.
"I didn't come to the Gold Coast thinking I would be traded in two, three or four years, so it wasn't a mutual decision like that, but I'm not going to play for someone (coach Guy McKenna) that doesn't want me there, so in the end it was a pretty easy decision."
Weller played just four games in 2013, after missing the first half of the year with a shoulder injury, taking his career total to 32.
He ended with a bang, collecting a career-high 27 touches and taking 11 marks playing midfield and across half-back in Sunday's win over Greater Western Sydney.
But there is no bitterness from Weller, a pre-draft selection for the Suns as a 17-year-old and a former member of the club's leadership group.
"It was the first opportunity at AFL, so I'll always be grateful for that," Weller said.
"And I've made so many lifelong mates, which would have been the only reason I would have stayed, for my mates.
"But it is a career decision, and I've got to look out for myself.
"The club that will get me will be the club that wants me, and that's exciting for me, as I want to play for someone who wants me there."
Weller, who said he had interest from other clubs, will look to the national and preseason drafts for his new football home.
He was one of five players delisted on Monday, along with fellow Tasmanian Jacob Gillbee and Kyal Horsley, Liam Patrick and Joel Wilkinson.
Lauderdale's Gillbee played six games in three years mainly in attack.
The 49th pick in the 2010 draft managed just three this year, after starting the season under club suspension due to drink driving.
Gold Coast has to cut its primary list from 42 to 40 in 2014, and down to 38 in 2015 to bring the club in line with the majority of the competition.