Former Geelong and North Melbourne Premiership player Cameron Mooney has in recent years seamlessly transitioned between on-field success to a prominent media career as he begins his post-football journey.
Pick 56 of the 1996 Draft took Cam from Wagga Wagga as a 17 year old to the North Melbourne Foootball Club, breaking into the side in 1999 to play 11 games including the Grand Final at only 19 years of age. Traded to the Geelong Cats in 2000, Cam established himself as a valuable mobile ruckman and forward, proving integral to the rise and rise of the club throughout the decade.
2007 saw Cam win his second Premiership medal, kicking five goals in the Grand Final and being named in the All-Australian team. A third Grand Final followed in 2008 with a narrow loss to the Hawks, and in 2009 the Cats were back on top, with Cam winning his third AFL premiership in four Grand Final appearances. His 200th AFL game came late in the 2010 season and he continued to drive the Cats forward in 2011 when breaks from injury allowed. Announcing his retirement that year, he drew the curtain on an incredible career spanning 221 games, 297 goals and three Premierships.
Cam has since become a well-respected commentator on TV as host of Fox Footy's AFL 360, on radio with SEN and CrocMedia, and in print as a columnist for the Geelong Advertiser. His understanding of the modern game, polished presentation and interpersonal skills have made him a favourite with both corporate and community organisations.
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