World Team Player Profile: Jamie Murphy
This week, in celebration of Toyota AFL Multicultural Round, we will be profiling the AFL NSW/ACT players selected in the World Team to play at the recent National Championships on the Gold Coast. First we had James Rene, and today we’re chatting to Jamie Murphy.
How old are you?
I am 15-years-old.
Which high school do you attend?
Model Farms High School – Year 10.
Which AFL Club do you play for?
I play for the Baulkham Hills Hawks.
What position to do you play?
I usually play on ball in the middle, but wouldn’t mind a run up half forward.
What is your family cultural background?
Irish – all my family is born in Ireland.
Did your family migrate to Australia?
Yes, we migrated in 2012. We moved here because my Dad started a new job.
Did you grow up with AFL as a big part of your life?
I grew up playing Gaelic Football, so as soon as I moved to Australia, I started playing footy.
Which AFL team do you support?
I support the GWS GIANTS.
Who is your AFL favourite player?
Toby Greene and Dusty Martin.
Do you have any pre-game rituals?
Just keeping calm and trying to zone into the game.
What are your goals in your AFL career?
I want to make it to play professional AFL footy and play with Toby Greene.
Tell us something fun about yourself which has nothing to do with football.
I cook a mean chicken at Nandos in Castle Hill.
What is the most impressive thing you know how to do?
I know how to torpedo from 50 metres out.
Where is the most interesting place you have ever been?
I have been to a few places in Europe but Australia is so interesting, though I haven’t even seen much of it yet.
What are you most likely to become famous for?
Hopefully for playing professional AFL or my hat collection.
Who is your ultimate role model and why?
My role model would be my Dad because he taught me since day one how to kick, handball and have vision.