At just 26, Andrew has already had a decorated football career. He played his junior football with Golden Point and the North Ballarat Rebels, sharing best in championship honours with David Swallow in the 2009 AFL Under-18 championships, playing for Victorian Country. He was drafted to the Western Bulldogs in the 2010 AFL rookie draft, making his first appearance with the Dogs in their semi-final against Sydney and kicking a memorable, comeback-inspiring goal. After two seasons, he joined Glenelg in the SANFL before returning to Eureka Stadium last year. The half-forward flank/"goal sneak" is training to become a primary school teacher and likes to swing a golf club or throw out a fishing line outside of his VFL commitments.
Goal for 2017: "I just want to see our young side be competitive and for the young kids to learn a lot this season," Hooper said.