Budding star back from Boomerangs triumph

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Luke Mowaljarlai Jr in action for the Flying Boomerangs at Trevor Barker Oval last week.
Camera IconLuke Mowaljarlai Jr in action for the Flying Boomerangs at Trevor Barker Oval last week. Credit: Martin Keep/AFL Photos

Emerging Albany talent Luke Mowaljarlai Jr has returned home after helping the Flying Boomerangs take a clean sweep of their exhibition games in Melbourne last week.

Mowaljarlai Jr and Lake Grace youngster Jackson Callope were both part of the Flying Boomerangs team that beat the World Team at Trevor Barker Oval in Melbourne twice last week.

Playing a variety of positions across the two games, Mowaljarlai Jr found plenty of the ball as one of six WA representatives in the Boomerangs team.

The 15-year-old and his teammates were too strong in the opening game, winning 14.8 (92) to 6.7 (43) at full-time last Tuesday.

In their second match on Friday the Boomerangs were big winners in wet conditions, prevailing 10.14 (74) to 1.4 (10).

Flying Boomerangs representatives from WA pose for a photo during.
Camera IconFlying Boomerangs representatives from WA pose for a photo during. Credit: Photo by Martin Keep/AFL Photos

A product of the Albany Sharks, Mowaljarlai Jr also took part in cultural, education and football sessions during the week-long camp.

That included visiting Collingwood Football Club and Brambuk National Park & Cultural Centre.

The Flying Boomerangs program is a personal development and leadership program for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander boys aged 14-16.

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