Men’s Rising Star: Tom Rattray-Wood

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The VAFA congratulates Old Ivanhoe’s Tom Rattray-Wood who is this weeks Men’s Rising Star nominee. In recent weeks Rattray-Wood has put together strong form in Premier C and been a key reason for Old Ivanhoe’s surge up the ladder.

What the club said:

Tom commenced his career at Old Ivanhoe in 2021 directly from the school, where he played a starring role at Centre Half Back and Ruck in the Under 19’s. Polling in every game he played. Unfortunately the shortened season stopped Tom from making his senior debut.
In 2022, Tom completed a very solid pre-season with the expectations of holding down a key position in the back line, but due to circumstances, Tom found himself being the clubs first ruckman.  Each week he comes up against bigger opponents and has accounted for himself extremely well.
Tom is blessed with an amazing leap, good hands and a real appetite to tackle.  Every Hoes on baller has received some amazing service from the work Tom delivers.