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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.

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...
13 July 2017, by , in Carpentry
  The Trade Institute of Victoria (TIV) encourages all aspiring Chippies and Builders to enrol in the final Certificate III in Carpentry course for 2017 commencing December 4.   This course has been a resounding success since its inception, and hugely popular among men and women wanting to become qualified Carpenters and have successful careers in the building and construction...
5 July 2017, by , in Uncategorized
It’s rare to meet people who exceed your expectations.   Tom Hickey is indeed one of those people.   That’s not to say I didn’t have a high opinion of him before, on the contrary it’s more a refreshing confirmation of the character and humility of the man himself.   Thrown a lifeline by St....
4 July 2017, by , in Uncategorized
Western Bulldogs Premiership pair Luke Dahlhaus and Lachie Hunter are the latest AFL stars to join forces with the Trade Institute of Victoria.   The dynamic duo today joined TIV’s highly regarded Certificate III in Carpentry course, and commenced training this morning at TIV’s state-of-the-art outdoor workplace training facility in West Footscray.   Dahlhaus and Hunter are...
21 June 2017, by , in Uncategorized
  The Trade Institute of Victoria (TIV) is proud to announce a unique partnership with four players from Australia’s most iconic and popular sporting organisation, the Collingwood Football Club.   A quartet of the Magpies most talented players, Steele Sidebottom, Taylor Adams, Jordan De Goey and Will Hoskin-Elliott today joined TIV’s highly regarded and widely recognised Certificate III in...
19 June 2017, by , in Uncategorized
  TIV’s latest Certificate III in Carpentry group celebrated the completion of their theory work with an informal gathering at TIV Headquarters.   The group of eleven students formed a strong bond throughout the theoretical component of the program, with the majority already securing ongoing Carpentry work in the Building and Construction industry.   TIV would like to thank all students involved for...