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Six under-15 EFL juniors are representing the Big V at the 2018 AFL National Diversity Championships this week.   

 Photo credit: Brooke Mitchell/AFL Media. 

The National Diversity Championships, held annually, affords the opportunity to over 200 juniors from culturally diverse backgrounds to represent their state in Australian rules football.

A rigorous selection process saw each player chosen based on their performances at local regional trials and AFL Victoria’s Multicultural Schools Cup.

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Overall, five Eastern Football League junior clubs boast participants in the tournament, with two representatives hailing from Lysterfield.

Name            Cultural Heritage      Region        Club
Kai Supartu          Bali                      Cranbourne   Lysterfield
Emiliano Alexio     Argentina            Croydon        Vermont
Youseph Dib         Lebanon          Mt. Waverley    Blackburn
Elliot Triegaardt    Mauritius             Rowville        Ferntree Gully
Tyreece Leiu        Samoa                 Lysterfield     Lysterfield
Zachary Cilecken Turkey                 Croydon        East Ringwood

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