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He was a legend on the footy area and now North Adelaide’s Staff of the Century half-back flanker – and atomic physicist – John Riley is hoping to kick another objective when he auctions his Walkerville house subsequent month.
Riley performed 218 video games for the Roosters between 1977 and 1990 and a single sport within the VFL.
Signed to Footscray in 1984, he made his first and solely look within the opening spherical of the season. Nonetheless, North Adelaide had not granted him a clearance to play and efficiently received a Supreme Courtroom injunction stopping him from representing Footscray.
Staying in South Australia allowed Riley to focus on his research and construct a profitable profession in atomic physics.
“I did a Bachelor of Science and an honours diploma in physics after which a PhD in atomic physics, so I spent a great seven years of my life at Flinders College, which was enjoyable,” Riley mentioned.
“I used to be taking part in footy on the identical time, so I used to be very lucky that the coaches I had have been very supportive of me managing my profession and soccer collectively.”
Having just lately retired after a 34-year profession within the defence sector, he’s trying ahead to a sea-change and says he hopes one other household will love the 90 Lansdowne Tce house which has 5 bedrooms and a spacious rear yard with a swimming pool.
“My son grew up right here with us kicking a footy collectively within the yard, and as he grew up we might go all the way down to Walkerville Oval so we had loads of choices,” Riley says.
“Will probably be unhappy to go but it surely’s time for a change, and it’s too huge for simply me now,” he mentioned.