Collingwood footy star Moana Hope is known for her goal kicking prowess, but this week it was her off-field actions that caught media attention.
Speaking on the Jo and Lehmo radio show on Gold 104.3, the 29-year-old marquee player explained her incredible act of generosity for her mother on the weekend.
“For a very long time I’ve been trying to save a lot of money for [Mum],” Hope told hosts Jo Stanley and Anthony “Lehmo” Lehmann.
"She's done so much for us all growing up, and she's sacrificed everything, so I've done a lot to save $50,000 so she can put a deposit on a house.
"I watched her cry like a little girl... I don't think she's ever thought she could own a house, and now it's a reality, so she's been sending me photos of houses for the past few days."
The former state cricketer, who gave up the sport at 19 to pursue AFL, surprised her mother with the gesture at her brother's wedding on Saturday.