The thing you're probably missing is that she's been working and saving money for years and continues to work outside footy. Semi-professional footy and sponsorship deals with Nike and other companies has probably just brought forward and accelerated the gesture.This is not meant as a shot against Moana Hope , more a general query on numbers around the game.
Last night on Sunday Night segment called Chicks Rule they had Moana and Nicole Barr from GWS . A lot was on Moana and her struggles etc. Good backstory I didn't know which was great.
I haven't followed the ins and outs of the money apart from knowing most players get $5000 a season to play. I do know there are 'marquee' players who receive more than that. I also understand Moana has a book deal.
Moana handed her mother a $50,000 cheque to buy her own home. Once again fantastic thing to do and something we all would hope to do. Without knowing her day to day expenses and needs this seems like a big chunk for someone just starting in the womens game. Or have I missed something.
“For a very long time I’ve been trying to save a lot of money for [Mum],” Hope told hosts Jo Stanley and Anthony “Lehmo” Lehmann.
'I've been trying to save a lot of money for mum."
"She's done so much for us all growing up, and she's sacrificed everything, so I've done a lot to save $50,000 so she can put a deposit on a house.
Hope works at a traffic management company from 3am to 6am; sneaks in a run or gym session at 7am; wakes, showers and makes breakfast and lunch for her sister at 8am; takes client meetings and conducts other business (while Lavinia is at a school program) until 3pm; makes dinner for her sister at 4pm; trains from 6pm to 9pm; and prepares the next day’s work until 11pm.
I suspect fox are investing in her profile for commercial reasons tooI must say the amount of press Kate Sheahan is receiving is a bit ridiculous. She spent 30 seconds on the field before getting injured (which was terrible to see), and now we've had full stories from Fox Footy following her knee reco like she's a million dollar superstar. I was sad for her when she was injured, and i wish her the best for her recovery, but if she wasnt Mike's daughter i doubt she'd be getting the coverage she is getting.
When she was commentating a game the other day with an interstate side (i think it was Dockers v Melbourne), she kept saying "we" everytime Melbourne did something..She started to piss me off with '... the grand final should be in Melbourne.. just because...'
certainly takes after her old man in regards to respecting footy outside of Victoria