Star’s partner tells of separation anxiety
NETBALL star Kim Ravaillion has described the “emotional rollercoaster” her partner Adam Treloar has faced in his first season with the Western Bulldogs as the couple pursued sporting careers in different states.
As Treloar prepares for Saturday’s preliminary final against Port Adelaide, Ravaillion said being away for long periods from his family had been hard on the midfielder.
Ravaillion made the move to Queensland with the couple’s young daughter, Georgie, this year to reignite her netball career with the Queensland Firebirds.
But Ravaillion said the season had been more challenging for Treloar.
“Obviously for Adam it’s a lot harder for him being away from his daughter and it’s just an emotional rollercoaster for him,” Ravaillion told RSN.
“I guess he’s lucky he has the distraction of footy but even in football you can have a good game or a bad game and that affects you. So he has got to deal with life and footy at the same time.
“We have been on the phone and we are so lucky we’ve got Facetime and technology these days, he sees her almost five times a day through the phone.
“He’s got two more games and hopefully we can all reunite depending on this Covid situation but we are planning that part right now.”
Treloar was criticised for his performance in the Bulldogs’ thrilling one-point semi-final win over the Brisbane Lions – a game in which he racked up just 10 disposals and two kicks – but Bulldogs coach Luke Beveridge denied he was carrying an injury and expected him to bounce back.