SHORT AND SWEET
You’re son in your a favourite Northern Territory hometown, where apparently Cyril has become a popular first name. Do you get a hero’s welcome every time you go back? I’m just Junior Boy Rioli when I go back to the Tiwi Islands – and I love that. Did you play every single sport as a kid, or was it only ever AFL for you? Just football. I played lunchtime, after school… I probably should have been studying more. Sports broadcaster Bruce Mcavaney famously described you as a “delicious” player. Do you think you’ll ever live it down? At lunchtime with the boys from the club, everything we eat is “delicious”. And people will just yell it out whenever I’m walking down the street, which I always have a laugh about. You’re married to your childhood sweetheart, Shannyn. Has a washing machine always full of dirty guernseys marital strife? led to any She definitely gets upset when I leave them around. So I do all my own football washing. NAIDOC Week runs until Sunday, July 15. Cyril Rioli is a style mentor for Van Heusen.