Selection 67 of the 2017 NAB AFL Draft, Moore’s tireless endurance in the midfield made him a player the Hawks saw fit to add to their developing list.
First in the NAB AFL Draft Combine’s 2km time trial, Moore’s running power and ability to find targets over short and long distances by foot make him a damaging on ball prospect. He averaged 26 disposals and 6 tackles in the 2017 TAC Cup with the Eastern Ranges. The Caulfield Grammar graduate was a key part of Vic Metro’s successful NAB AFL Under 18 Championships campaign, earning All-Australian honours.
Deceptively strong for his size, Moore’s versatility and effectiveness will be an asset for the Hawks, the club he grew up barracking for. In his first season at Waverley Park, Moore overcame an early season injury in the VFL to play a major role in Box Hill’s remarkable Premiership run. Four goals in the thrilling Preliminary Final win over Williamstown was followed by a three-goal haul in the Grand Final against Casey, with Moore’s marking against often bigger opponents and cool finishing around goal a sign of what might lie ahead at AFL level.