World Team Player Profile: Tim Organ
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. Yesterday, we had a chat with Jamie Murphy and today we’re getting to know Tim Organ.
How old are you?
I am 15-years-old.
Which school do you attend?
Castle Hill High School – Year 10.
Which AFL Club do you play for?
I play for Kellyville/ Rouse Hill Magpies.
What position do you play?
I play as a midfielder. I love playing in the midfield and wouldn’t want to change it for any other position.
What is your family cultural background?
My Dad was born in Zimbabwe and my Mum was born in Australia.
Why did your family migrate to Australia?
My dad migrated to Australia when he was about 8-years-old because of the poor living conditions in Zimbabwe.
Did you grow up with AFL as a big part of your life?
AFL was always a really big part of my life as it was my main sport growing up, but only recently has it become a serious part of my life.
How did you become involved with AFL?
Both of my older brothers played footy so it was almost a given that I played.
Which AFL team do you support?
I support the Fremantle Dockers.
Who is your AFL favourite player?
Do you have any pre-game superstitions?
I always listen to the same song on the way to my game – Leaps and Bounds by Paul Kelly
What are your goals in your AFL career?
I would like to play in the NSW/ACT team at every chance I get. One day, I also want to play AFL with Nat Fyfe and the Fremantle Dockers.
Tell us something fun about yourself which has nothing to do with football.
I’m learning how to juggle at the moment.
Where is the most interesting place you have ever been?
To the most northern point of Australia.
What is the most impressive thing you know how to do?
Probably being able to do a back flip on flat ground.
What was the last adventure you went on?
I climbed to the top of Diamond Head in Hawaii recently.
What is your favourite childhood memory?
Going to the MCG for the annual ANZAC day match.
Who is your ultimate role model and why?
I would have to say my father because he is the nicest person I have ever met. He is what I want to be like in the future. He is my football coach, he still plays footy now, he’s kind, loving, and overall a great man.