Into his 14th season at AFL level Tom has had an outstanding career so far with the Geelong football club. His honours include a Norm Goss Medal for best on ground in the 2007 VFL premiership, All Australian squad selection, an AFL premierhsip in 2011 and multiple top 10 finishes in Geelong’s best and fairest.
What makes Tom’s story even more remarkable is that in only his seventh game of AFL football Tom suffered a sickening blow which led to him losing his kidney. Tom subsequently missed the first half of the 2007 season before bravely returning to play in the Cats VFL premiership in 2007 where he kicked 6 goals in the Grand Final in a best on ground performance.
A senior member of the Geelong side Tom will be a major asset to the Cats both on and off the field in 2017.
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Off the football field Tom has been working for a number of years to become a mortgage broker and has now got his own business, Tom Lonergan Mortgage Broking.
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Q: Which Junior Clubs did you play for and what was the highlight of your junior career?
A: I played with Yarrawonga in my early days and then went to Assumption College in Kilmore and played for them and also with The Calder Cannons in the TAC Cup and Vic Country in the National Championships. The highlight for me was winning the Grand Final with Assumption College in year 12.
Q: Who was your AFL Idol as a kid and why?
A: I barracked for Essendon but I didn’t really have one favourite player. I guess James Hird was probably my favourite.
Q: What were you doing on the day you got drafted?
A: I was at home but I didn’t have the internet at my place so I had to go next door and listen to it on the computer there.
Q: What has been the highlight of your AFL career so far?
A: Winning the Grand Final in 2011.
Q: What are some of your interests outside of football?
A: Socialising with mates, travel, spending time on the river.
Q: If you weren’t playing football what would you be doing for a job?
A: I’d probably be a Rocket Scientist.