Marty Hore had to take the long route to become an AFL player but after being drafted to Melbourne with pick 56 in the 2018 National Draft, his hard work has finally been rewarded. The young VFL defender arrives at Melbourne FC on the back of two-consecutive Best & Fairest awards for Collingwood VFL in 2017 and 2018.
The 22-year-old spent three seasons playing with Collingwood’s VFL side and impressed with his intercept ability in defence and precision kicking on his classy left foot.
Marty debuted for Melbourne in Round 1 of 2019 against Port Adelaide, in which he performed to a high standard. He will now look to make his mark on the the AFL and solidify his position in the team.