Let’s start with your Full Name:

Lachlan James Moore.

How old are you:

16 turning 17 in May.

Who’s your AFL team:

North Melbourne.

Ben is one of the best teachers I have had as he is just one of the boys. He loves a laugh and to see a bit of competition amongst us.

Lachlan Moore

Where were you studying last year?

Galen Catholic College – Wangaratta.

How did you hear about the academy?

Fellow  student Josh Crawford messaged me about it one night asking me to think about joining him at The Academy and do it with him.

The first term was so exciting because no one really knew what to expect.

What was the application process like for you?

Really good. I liked the information night with Alex and guest speaker  Jake King really sold me from that point. The FaceTime follow up call with Luke and Casey was cool too.

Did you have to convince your parents to let you attend or were they on board from the beginning?

I didn’t exactly have to beg them to let me go, I just asked them to have a look into it and let me know what they thought.

So, how has your first term gone so far, is it everything you expected?

This first term has been so exciting because none of us really knew what to expect and now with the end of the term just passed we feel like we are all settled. I am looking forward to more AFL players coming in to speak or take us for a run.

My whole family and girlfriend show me a heap of support.

What’s it like getting to hang out with footy legend Alex Rance while you’re at school?

He is a very nice man, I didn’t actually expect him to be as good of a bloke as he is. I quite liked when he sat down and talked about his background and religion with us….and he loves to play a bit of table tennis.

What do you hope to do at the end of your studies at The Academy?

I hope to move back to Wangaratta and get a job at AFL North East Border.  I did my work experience there and I liked the looks of what it involves, especially doing sporting clinics with the younger kids and school groups.

If you could meet anyone famous (dead or alive) who would it be?

I would like to meet Michael Jordan or LeBron James because it would be cool to talk to someone the whole world knows and loves but if I was to meet someone from the AFL world it would be hard to choose between meeting Patrick Dangerfield or Nat Fyfe.

Who is your biggest supporter?

Probably my mum, then closely followed by my auntie and dad. I don’t really think about that sort of stuff as my whole family and girlfriend show me a heap of support and it would be terrible to say one supports me more than the other. They all would like to see me succeed.

What do you like to do when you’re not living and breathing footy?

Hanging out with my close friends and just taking it easy. When I am in Melbourne I like to sit outside and have a cup of tea with Josh and chat or play Playstation. When I’m back in Wangaratta I like to spend time with my girlfriend.


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