Men’s Rising Star: Lachlan Riley

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The VAFA congratulates Lachlan Riley from Old Haileybury who has been nominated as the weekends Rising Star. Lachie kicked a goal and was named best afield as Old Haileybury defeated Old Carey over the weekend. 

What the club said:

Everyone at Old Haileybury is excited that Lachie Riley’s immense talent has been recognised with a Rising Star nomination after a Best on Ground performance against Old Carey on the weekend.

Like so many of his age, COVID-19 played havoc with his draft year whilst injury further interrupted his attempts at being drafted at AFL level. Whilst Lachie is quietly spoken, he has been extremely dedicated and driven in his endeavours to be the best footballer he can be. Lachie is agile, athletic and is an extremely graceful player when on the field, but he backs all that up with great decision making, kicking skills and a fierce attack on the footy.

This year Lachie was picked up by Frankston VFL where he play’s with his brother Connor. He has also played 8 games this year with Old Haileybury where he has been a fantastic contributor in our mid field group. Lachie is studying Engineering and Commerce at Monash University after a great education at Haileybury College.

We look forward to watching Lachlan’s career in the coming years and fully congratulate him on this award as it is well deserved.