Tongala celebrates its number one man

Harley’s my hero: For a new generation of Tongala children, Harley Reid is a hero, having been taken by the West Coast Eagles as the number one pick at the 2023 AFL National Draft. Among those who celebrated his big night was Van Cox, who took part in the colour run and posed alongside the hay bale that featured a caricature of the 18-year-old star.

It wasn’t quite a bronze statue outside the MCG, but the hay bale that featured a caricature of star Tongala footballer Harley Reid at the entrance to the town’s recreation reserve was a fitting tribute to the country boy who was crowned the hottest football property in Australia at the AFL National Draft on Monday night.

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