Name: Cam Druitt
Place of Birth: Shepparton, Victoria
Current Residence: Shepparton â€“ Yes, Iâ€™ve come full circle after 7 years in Melbourne and 4Â½ in New York!
Profession: Land Surveyor
Favourite Footy Team: NY Magpies and Melbourne Demons
How did you get involved in footy?: Soon after arriving in NY, I saw the Pies as a great way to meet people from home and hang out. It was all that and more! I never could imagine all that I got out of the club â€“ 3 metro premierships with the Trash, memorable road trips, many new friends, meeting AFL legends and dignitaries from Australia and the chance to put something back into the club via being Operations Manager and board member.
What do you like most about footy?: Itâ€™s uniqueness. There is no other sport in the world like it (despite how some may describe it). Because of this it can capture the attention and imagination of people all around the world who then aspire to play it, yet it will always be a truly Australian game. Everything that can be done should be done to continue to grow the sport in NSW, Qld and internationally.
Position: In Trash days I was commonly the â€œDecoy Ruckmanâ€. This worked well as I wasnâ€™t expected to make a tap and could then â€œrunâ€ anywhere I wanted. Our on ballers simply read (and regularly won) the ball from the opposing Ruckman. (Thanks Bubba and co.)
Aspirations: To one day hear (or even see) the NY Pies win Div 1 Nationals and of course to see The Grand Old Flag fly as premiers!
Favourite Drink: A good beer is generally a safe bet, especially when drunk soon after 5pm on a Friday.
Favourite Food: Steak and Chips (fries)
Favourite Movie: Lock Stock & Two Smoking Barrels
Most Favourite Thing: Wife and Daughter
Random Pieces of Info: I never really played footy until moving to NY. I have always (and still do) played field hockey (it is not a girls-only sport in Australia).
**Cam was recently awarded Life Membership to the Pies.Â He just left the Big Apple and returned to Shepparton.Â The Pies would like to sincerely thank Cam for all of his hard work in the club.Â You will be missed!