My Way

My Way

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Moana Hope is one of fourteen children. Footy has always been her passion and she would spend hours playing kick-to-kick with her dad and brothers at the local park. When her father was diagnosed with terminal cancer, Moana cared for him until his death four years later. Footy and cricket provided an escape from the demands of domestic life, and she made state and national teams for both sports. She also began to explore her Maori heritage, getting tattoos that represented the dearest people in her life. But as women's football became more popular, being good at the game wasn't enough, players started being pressured about the way they looked. Moana refused to grow her hair or cover her tatts, and for the first time in her life felt sidelined by the game. But later, inspired by a women's exhibition game, she realised what she was missing and returned with gusto to the game she loved. As a powerful full-forward who can thrill crowds by taking big marks and kicking spectacular goals, Moana was signed by Collingwood as one of its two marquee players for the inaugural AFL Women's competition in 2017. A high-flying athlete who is grounded by remarkable selflessness, Moana Hope is an inspiration for women and girls everywhere.
Publisher: Carlton, Victoria, Melbourne University Publishing,, 2017.
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9780522871524
Characteristics: 178 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : colour illustrations, colour portraits ; 24 cm.

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jacqui_a Mar 26, 2018

Moana Hope's autobiography reads like a typical athlete's memoir, but that's in style only - Hope is anything but typical. My Way outlines the beginnings of her career as a groundbreaking AFLW player, her strong family ties, and her decision to be true to herself despite society's expectations fo... Read More »

An inspiring story of a strong, remarkable Aussie female.


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jacqui_a Mar 26, 2018

Moana Hope's autobiography reads like a typical athlete's memoir, but that's in style only - Hope is anything but typical. My Way outlines the beginnings of her career as a groundbreaking AFLW player, her strong family ties, and her decision to be true to herself despite society's expectations for women. Here's hoping she gets a better chance to show her stuff in the next AFLW season!

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