10 questions with … Blue Mimi Hill

Who is your all-time favourite footballer or athlete?

Athlete probably Cathy Freeman. I actually haven't seen her do that much, but I could watch that 400m race over and over, it's pretty cool. Female footy player, Bri Davey. I love watching her play, the way she destroys everyone and then kicks a goal from 50 is just amazing.

Who is the worst teammate on social media?

That's tough. I might say Mua Laloifi, every second post is her and her partner, and they've got each other's initials in their bios (on the Instagram accounts). That's pretty bad.

What did you want to be when you grew up?

When I was in prep, I wanted to be a soccer player. Kind of random, barely played soccer, but this is a way better alternative.

Who is your toughest opponent?

To be honest, on the wing, you barely see people because you're by yourself the whole time. Ellie Mac (McKenzie) is pretty scary to play on, because she's so tall and strong. I had a one-on-one with her in the game against Richmond, right in front of Richmond's goals, and I was praying she wasn't going to take a speccy on me. 

Richmond's Ellie McKenzie marks the ball against Carlton in R4, 2021. Picture: AFL Photos

Which Olympic sport would you love to compete in?

I've always wanted to go to the Olympics. Realistically, I could potentially try to do a heptathlon or something, but I would love to go for rugby sevens. I just don't think I'm tall enough or have the physique. That'd be really cool.

Which teammate is most likely to go on and coach?

Probably Darcy Vescio. The way she communicates with people, she's such a good leader and you learn so much from her. Or Jess Dal Pos, our new teammate, I've already learned so much from her. One more, Elise O'Dea. They're just such good leaders, the Darebin girls.

Carlton's Darcy Vescio celebrates a goal against Fremantle in R7, 2021. Picture: AFL Photos

Do you have any pre-game rituals or superstitions?

I might now, since I've done an injury (ACL), but I used to always have scrambled eggs on toast before a game. I'm not really superstitious at all.

What was the first concert you attended?

I don't know if I've ever been to a concert. I've been to music gigs, but not a concert. No Bieber fever, no One Direction. I'm actually not mad about it.

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What is the non-football accomplishment of which you're most proud?

Probably being really consistent in year 12 and getting into the course I wanted to, science at Melbourne Uni, I'm doing engineering. I need to pass my current subjects, and then I'll be really proud of myself, it's been a long semester.

Would you prefer to take Mark or Goal of the Year?

My one goal is to take a specky, but I think kicking Goal of the Year… I don't know, can I have both? Probably Goal of the Year, or a goal after the siren, something really cool that helps the team win.