Moana Hope is a former professional Australian rules footballer. She played in the AFL Women’s competition from 2017 to 2019. In 2018, Hope appeared as a contestant on Australian Survivor: Champions vs. Contenders who competed in the fifth season of the competitive reality series Australian Survivor as part of the Champions tribe.
Moana Hope Personal Life
Moana Hope was born on 14 February 1988 in Victoria, Australia. Her family is of New Zealand, German and Australian heritage. She has a total of 14 siblings. Mona has a sister named Lavina (‘Vinny’) who is suffering from a rare condition called Moebius Syndrome. Mona has decided to take care of Lavina.
At the age of 7, she began playing Australian football competitively playing with boys’ teams at Glenroy through under-12s. With no viable junior girls’ league, Hope immediately progressed to playing senior women’s football with Hadfield at the age of 13. She played representative football for Victoria at the age of 16 and captained the state in the under-19s. She was also part of the Australian Women’s International Rules football team that played against Ireland in the 2006 Women’s International Rules series. Hope was also a successful junior cricketer, representing Victoria up to the under-19 level. She decided to give up the sport in favor of Australian rules football.
Moana Hope Career
Hope played Australian Premier League football in the VWFL for the Darebin Falcons and St Kilda Sharks. He is the leading goalkeeper in several competitions. She also played for the University of Melbourne. Hope stopped playing Australian rules football in 2011 after reaching the VWFL; In 2013, she witnessed the first AFL Women’s Exhibition Match and as a result, she recommitted herself to football and was selected at pick eleven by the Western Bulldogs the following year.
For the next three years, she played for the club in representative exhibition matches. In 2016, she kicked six goals for the victorious Western Bulldogs against Melbourne in the Women’s All-Star Game in September. In 2016, she kicked more than 100 goals, becoming the first player to do so for the VFL Women’s team. In July 2016 Collingwood signed Hope as one of two marquee players ahead of the AFL Women’s season.
She made her debut for the club in Round 1 and the league opener at Ikon Park against Carlton. Hope finished the season playing in all seven of Collingwood’s matches and kicking seven goals, leading the Magpies in goal kicks and six premierships. Hope was later signed for the 2018 season during the May 2017 trade period. In late August, she was included as an injury replacement for Victoria’s upcoming State of Origin exhibition match. She scored once in her state’s 97-point victory over the Allies.
Hope returned to Collingwood’s side in Round 1 of 2018 in an eight-point loss to Carlton at Ikon Park. Following the personal disappointment, she was dropped from the club’s Round 2 match against Fremantle at Optus Stadium the following week. On 18 May 2018, it was announced that Hope had signed for North Melbourne, who entered the AFL Women’s competition in 2019. In April 2019, North Melbourne announced that they had axed Hope at the end of the 2019 season.
In 2018, Hope appeared as a contestant on Australian Survivor: Champions vs. Contenders who competed in the fifth season of the competitive reality series Australian Survivor as part of the Champions tribe.
Hope formed many strong relationships, especially with fellow contestants Mat Rogers and Sharn Coombes, and also discovered a hidden immunity idol. At the tribe’s first tribal council, Hope directed the blindside of American Survivor contestant Russell Hantz.
On day 16, Hope asked her fellow tribesmen to vote her out at Tribal Council due to illness. The Tribe granted Hope’s request and she finished the game in 19th place.
Hope returned to Survivor: All-Stars Australia and made it far, forming an alliance with wildly popular winner David Genat. However, she repeatedly refused to vote for Genat, which was the only vote to eliminate her in Final 3, leaving Hope in third place.
Moana is also a public speaker. She runs a Traffic Control company.
Moana Hope Net Worth
Moana has a net worth of $6 million. She earns via being an Australian rules footballer. She also earns via brand sponsorships. She has also published her own book, My Way, in 2017.
Moana Hope Relationship
On 17 August 2019, Moana got married to model Isabella Carlstrom in Melbourne. The duo met in a Melbourne bar for the first time. Carlstrom gave birth to their first child, named Svea, on November 17, 2020, whereas Moana gave birth to a son, named Ahi, on June 26, 2022.
In May 2023, she appeared to confirm rumors that the couple has parted ways by changing her Instagram bio to a one-wife-two-kids emoji. Moana’s Instagram bio had previously mentioned her wife.
Moana Hope Education
There is no information present publicly about her educational qualification.
Moana Hope Instagram Account
View this post on Instagram
Moana Hope Physical Stats
|Height||172 cm (5 ft 8 in)|
Moana Hope Wiki/Bio
|Full Name||Moana Hope|
|Date Of Birth||14 February 1988|
|Age||35 (as of 2023)|
|Profession||Australian rules footballer|
|Ethnicity||New Zealand, Germany, and Australian|
|Spouse||Isabella Carlstrom (m. 2019)|
|Children||Svea Hope Carlstrom|
Read Also- Alexis Ohanian Biography