Croydon-born Graham Moodie emerged as a youngster of promise in Edinburgh with Inverleith. He was already a full Scottish internationalist before moving to Western. He joined an outstanding team and his class quickly complemented the wealth of ability at the club at that time. A dynamic, intelligent and skilful midfielder, at his best he dominated games while giving the appearance of simply cruising (which should in no way detract from his supreme physical fitness and commitment to his sport).
Alongside Graham Dunlop he represented Great Britain in the 2004 Athens Olympics where he was totally at home at the highest level and his achievements at both international and domestic level stand comparison with the very best. Common- wealth Games rep-resentation followed in Melbourne (2006) and Delhi (2010).
Plagued by injury latterly, he still had the ability to make an impact on matches even when restricted by those injuries. He represented the club in the EHL in Lille before returning east to a player/coach role with Edinburgh University while continuing his international career.