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Oliver Browne - Rising Local AFL Star

Mr MATT KEAN ( Hornsby ) ( 22:20 ): I am delighted to congratulate an outstanding local sportsman, Oliver Browne, on celebrating his 150th game with the Hornsby Berowra Eagles Australian Football Leagues Club. For Oliver, footy takes priority, even when this means missing out on parties or going out with mates. Eternally committed to the Eagles, Oliver never wants to let his teammates down. For his dedication, Oliver was nominated to the Hornsby Advocate Junior Sports Star awards by the Eagles club president, Paul Stafford, who commended Oliver for always demonstrating the club's ethos of inclusion, fun, sportsmanship and respect.

Off the field, at the age of 15 Oliver is already mentoring the under 11s team. He is motivating them and providing insight into teamwork and professional sportsmanship. Oliver has been an outstanding leader and role model to the under 11s. He is a great credit to his parents, Adrian and Hanna, and everyone who has been involved in his impressive formation. Oliver's dream is to be an Australian Football League player. I believe it is only a matter of time before Bruce McAvaney is yelling out his name as he runs up the goals on the Sydney Cricket Ground. Good luck, Ollie, and all the best. I look forward to watching your star continue to shine.

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