A powerhouse of Women’s Football, Moana Hope is one of the AFLW’s most recognizable figures.
A star junior, Moana competed against the older women from a very young age, honing her craft to become one of the VFLW’s most damaging forwards, including a 100 goal season for the St Kilda Sharks before the launch of the AFLW.
Ahead of the launch of the AFLW, the inaugural Australian Rules Women’s League, Moana was featured player alongside the likes of Daisy Pearce, Katie Brennan, and Darcy Vescio.
Mo was a prominent feature in the first three seasons (2017 – 2019) of the competition and played for Collingwood and then North Melbourne, before stepping away.
Her focus has shifted to starting her own family with her wife, Isabella Carlstrom, continuing to look after her sister, Vinny, who lives with the rare neurological condition Moebius syndrome, as well as running a successful Traffic Management Company.
Moana has a unique profile that resonates beyond the sports fields, with appeal across all demographics. As a result, Moana has worked with many local and international brands for campaigns including NIKE, Myer, Tommy Hilfiger, Special K, Remedy Kombucha, NAB, McDonald’s, and the Melbourne Racing Club. She is also a highly sort after Speaker and shares her incredible journey through facilitated conversations and Q&A sessions.
In 2019 Moana featured in Channel 10’s Australian Survivor ‘Champions v Contenders’ season before returning in 2020 for the ‘All-Stars Series’ where she finished third.
Moana has a tremendous story full of adversity, success, and breaking down stereotypes.