Author: Aaron Lord

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Aaron Lord is an experienced writer whose passion lies in sport and travel. After completing a Journalism degree, he gained experience writing speeches, political briefs and Parliamentary questions as the Senior Adviser for two Victorian Sports Ministers.

He also lived in Paris where he was the Sports Attaché at the Australian Embassy, writing stories about Australian athletes competing in professional sports events all throughout France such as the Tour de France, Monaco F1 Grand Prix, French Tennis Open, World Rugby Cup, and the Vendee Globe.

Locally, his focus has been AFL Football, writing for Inside Football and The Geelong Advertiser previously, and being involved as an expert commentator on ABC Radio for the last decade.

Lord played 150 games and kicked 184 goals during his AFL career with Geelong and Hawthorn and retired from professional football in 2003. He still follows the AFL closely, and enjoys all sport, travel, music, reading and spending time with his daughter.

20 November 2017, by , in Uncategorized
“Where there’s a will, there’s a way.” – Pauline Kael, 1919.   It’s a simple but powerful proverb, and strongly reinforces that anything in life is possible for those who dare to dream and let nothing stand in their way.   Just hold that thought for a moment, and let me digress.   I’m completely...
13 November 2017, by , in Uncategorized
  Every good writer looks for an angle to their next story.   A catchy title here, a clever play on words there – anything really to engage the reader and maintain their undivided attention.   Sometimes however, you need to just lose all the bells and whistles and simply tell it how it is,...
8 November 2017, by , in Uncategorized
  Kate Bush is a brilliant woman and outstanding songwriter, and was well ahead of her time with an absolute favourite former smash hit of mine, “This Woman’s Work.”   Released in 1989, the track itself was only moderately successful initially, before topping the charts in the UK and Australia upon its re-release in 2005,...
31 October 2017, by , in Uncategorized
  What better day to welcome a quartet of Melbourne Storm NRL stars to the Trade Institute of Victoria than today, Halloween.   Because it was on this day precisely – Halloween – back in 1991 when “The Perfect Storm” (also known as ‘The Halloween Gale’) reached its peak intensity as a powerful cyclone, lashing the east coast...
18 October 2017, by , in Uncategorized
  The Trade Institute of Victoria’s Certificate IV in Building and Construction summer course is back – with four locations throughout Victoria in January 2018.   Courses will be held in Williamstown, Tullamarine, Hallam and Springvale following the success and popularity of this year’s program in January.   TIV’s Certificate IV summer program has been a resounding...
5 October 2017, by , in Uncategorized
    The Trade Institute of Victoria’s Certificate III in Carpentry course needs no introduction.   Broadly recognised as one of the most professional and innovative Carpentry programs in the Building and Construction industry, TIV’s reputation and credibility has been even further enhanced in 2017 with regards to the completion rates and employment outcomes achieved...
25 August 2017, by , in Uncategorized
The Tigers have left the TIV jungle.   The historic group of nine Richmond AFL players celebrated the completion of the theoretical component of their Certificate III in Carpentry and Certificate IV in Building and Construction courses with an informal gathering at TIV headquarters in Williamstown.   Jack Riewoldt, Sam Lloyd, Taylor Hunt, Nick Vlastuin,...
16 August 2017, by , in Uncategorized
  I can still vividly recall the first time I saw Scott Thompson on a football field.   Geelong was playing Coburg in the 2007 VFL Grand Final at Princes Park and as I sat in the stands watching the Cats en route to a VFL Premiership, I couldn’t help but notice a faultless Matthew...
8 August 2017, by , in Uncategorized
There is drive and dedication, and then there is Luke Dahlhaus.   Every great sports organisation has one.   The competitive beast who takes professionalism and determination to the next level.   The hot-headed little mongrel dog who gets under the skin of unflappable opposition.   The go-to-guy who is silky smooth in one breath,...
21 July 2017, by , in Uncategorized
If pride is one of the seven deadly sins, then humility is its opposing virtue. Those inflicted with self-consumed pride are sadly deprived of the beauty of humility.   Steele Sidebottom has been blessed with humility in spades.   I played with some absolute champions of the game during my career with Geelong and Hawthorn, from...