Occupation: AFLW Player
A celebrated and powerhouse player for Women’s Aussie Rules Football, Moana made a name for herself on the field as one of the leading goal kickers for Collingwood Football Club.
Now signed onto a new home at North Melbourne Kangaroos, Moana has been one of the country’s most exciting female footballers since she was 16. With the encouragement of her father, Moana turned to football as an outlet to help her get through difficult teen years.
“When I was three, my Dad gave me a footy and I didn’t let it go from that point. He is one of my biggest motivations in life and in football.”
One of 14 kids, Moana’s family means everything to her. She is the primary carer for her younger sister, Lavinia, who suffers from Moebius Syndrome, a rare neurological condition.
“I really don’t know what to expect doing this. I hope I can go out there with a fighting spirit and can handle all the elements thrown at me but this is something I never thought I’d be a part of and I want to do it right.
“It’s going to be a wild time and I just really want to do it for my family and friends to show them they can do anything.”
Moana was also seen in Season 5 (All Stars) of Australian Survivor.