Name: Eloise Kneebone
Team/position: Reserves / Ruck
When did you start playing AFL for Syd Uni what brought you here?
I started playing AFL for Syd Uni at the beginning of 2020. I had played half a season of footy before, and had loved it. I followed some friends to Sydney Uni training, and never looked back!
Do you have a game day superstition/ritual?
My pre-game ritual normally involves a combination of a well-timed strong coffee; lathering on sunscreen and a blast of the best pump-up song of all time (Untouched by The Veronicas).
What’s your go to meal post-game at the Nags?
I am a (part-time) vegetarian, so naturally my go-to post-game feed is the Chicken Schnitty.
What is your spirit animal and why?
I feel a deep affinity with giraffes – a bit lanky, can eat all day, a little bit clumsy.
What’s number one on your bucket list?
Number 1 on the to-do list this year is to get my first AFL goal.
Best advice you’ve ever been given?
If you can’t get a hit on the ball, get a hit on the opposition.
What’s your best party trick?
I have been known to engage in some very inaccurate palm readings.
What hobby did you pick up in lockdown?
I started to learn how to complete cryptic crosswords, but did not perfect the skill before lockdown ended. I now have a lot of half-finished cryptic crosswords