the difference between rugby and AFL. Tina, who I know from soccer, introduced me to the Tigers and invited me to come to training. Loved it ever since.
How are you finding playing physically?
It is everything in a game I am looking for. I started to play basketball when I was 10 and played for years. I love the combination with kicking; soccer and basketball together!
Is it what you thought it would be? I thought it would be scarier to be honest. I like there are some safety rules, it makes it less intimidating.
Who’s your favourite AFL team, men’s or women’s?
I don’t have a favourite AFL team and I kind of need some advice!
Folk, dance, rock. My latest important discovery is ‘Nahko and Medicine For The People’. Other music: Xavier Rudd, Angus and Julia stone, Jeff Buckley, Muse, Editors, Faithless, The Cure, Ani Difranco, Anouk (Dutch rock queen), Ben Harper and so much more…
Favourite place to eat out?
Hot chips on the beach with a cold beer, a bonfire and marshmallows.
Favourite ‘ME TIME’ thing to do...
Photography, yoga and trail running. Last year I started trail running. I love to be in the (Australian) bush. Trailrunning for me is like meditation. Together with my brother and sister-in-law, I will run a whole marathon, 42km Glow Worm Tunnel trail run on the 17 June to raise funds for Dementia Australia. My mother-in-law Maggie has been living with Alzheimers for over 5 years now. We want to raise funds to help support research, check the story at https://run.gofundraise.com.au/page/ElizaEefLachie
If you could change one thing…
Gender stereotypes for sure. I want my daughter Mila to experience childhood without society telling her what is expected of a girl.
Favourite quote or inspirational words...
As a social worker I love Brene Brown: “Strong back, soft front, wild heart”. Our deepest human need is to be seen by other people, to really be seen and known by someone else. And if we’re armoured up, and we walk through the world with an armoured front, we can’t be seen.
What do you like about NDAFC?
There is a strong team environment with supportive people and coaches. My teammates bring their children to training and games and they love it. It is a safe place for children and it is so important to be part of a community. I cannot wait to bring my daughter Mila and my wife Amy to the next home game!
What made you try AFL along with your Soccer and what do you love about the game?
Curiosity! AFL is the perfect combination to combine my love for basketball and soccer together. It is the perfect match!
Lastly, who do you nominate for the next profile, and what is one question you would ask?
What part of the game do you like the most and what do you find most challenging?
Hey, one more question: What does your name mean in Dutch?
My name Eef? My given name is 'Eefje' from Eva. Eva is my name in my passport and that means: Life!