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Tongala footballer represents Victorian indigenous team

Tongala footballer Ryley Cowley played off in the Indigenous and Multicultural National Champions in Coffs Harbour last week.

April 30, 2014 3:15am

Tongala FNC's Ryley Cowley played in the Victorian Kickstart squad at the recent Indigenous and Multicultural National Championships.

Tongala footballer Ryley Cowley enjoyed a successful campaign as a member of the Victorian Kickstart squad at the Indigenous and Multicultural National Championships in Coffs Harbour last week.

The team of talented Indigenous junior footballers from Victoria and Tasmania reached the preliminary final of the five-day competition before losing to reigning champions Western Australia by two points.

WA went on to secure its fourth championship in succession by defeating Northern Territory by 68 points in the grand final.

During the event, players heard from high profile AFL names including Kevin Sheedy, Brisbane premiership player Chris Johnson and former Melbourne player Aaron Davey.

Cowley played in a variety of positions for Victoria and spent time in the forward and back halves.

The Victorian team arrived in Coffs Harbour a day later than planned following a 15-hour delay at Melbourne’s Tullamarine Airport and after hectic start played some good football to reach the preliminary final.

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