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Moana Hope

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Nickname(s)  Mo
Original team(s)  St Kilda Sharks (VWFL)
Other name  Mo
Place of birth  Victoria
Height  1.72 m
Siblings  Livinia Hope
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Date of birth  (1988-02-14) 14 February 1988 (age 29)
Draft  Marquee player signing 2016: Collingwood
Debut  Round 1, 2017, Collingwood vs. Carlton, at IKON Park
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Moana Hope (born 14 February 1988) is an Australian rules footballer playing for the Collingwood Football Club in the AFL Women's competition.

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Early life

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Hope began playing Australian football competitively at the age of seven, playing with boys teams at Glenroy through under-12s. Without a viable youth girls league to join, Hope immediately progressed to playing senior women's football with Hatfield at the age of thirteen. She played representative football for Victoria at age 16, and captained the state side at under-19 level. She also represented the travelling Australia side in the first women's International Rules Series in 2006.

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Hope was also an accomplished junior cricketer, representing Victoria through to under-19 level. She chose to give up the sport in favour of Australian football.

Amateur career

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Hope has played premier division Australian football in the VWFL for the Darebin Falcons and St Kilda Sharks. She is a multiple competition leading goalkicker.

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Hope ceased playing Australian football in 2011 after an accomplished period in the VWFL; in 2013, she witnessed the first AFL women's exhibition match and recommitted to football as a result, and was drafted with the eleventh selection the following year to the Western Bulldogs. She would go on to play for the club in representative exhibition matches for the next three years. In 2016, she kicked six goals in the victorious Western Bulldogs side against Melbourne in the women's all-stars game in September.

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In the 2016 season she kicked over 100 goals, the first ever player to do so in the VFL Women's.

AFL Women's career

In July 2016, Hope was signed by Collingwood as one of two marquee players ahead of the AFL Women's inaugural season.

She made her debut in round 1 in the club and the league's inaugural match at Ikon Park against Carlton.

Personal life

Hope hails from the suburb of Broadmeadows, in Melbourne's north. She is of New Zealand, German and Australian heritage.

Hope is a full-time carer for younger sister Lavinia, who has Möbius syndrome. She has 14 siblings in total.

References

Moana Hope Wikipedia


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