Hancock ready to fire in Preliminary final

BENDIGO young gun Patrick Hancock has played a starring role during the first four days of the AFL Indigenous and Multicultural Championships. 

The championship aims to bring together the most talented under-15 Indigenous and multicultural footballers in the country for a round-robin style tournament.  

Hancock, who is representing Victoria in the All Nations team, is playing at the Coffs Harbour event. 

The Victorian All Nations team earned themselves a rest day on Monday after winning four out of their five games. 

The team will play-off for a spot in the grand final on Tuesday. 

The All Nations team is made up of players from Sudan, Fiji, Korea, Liberia and Ethiopia.

Former AFL player David Rodan is the coach of the team. 

Hancock has had a great start to the tournament, he was named among the best on ground in Victoria’s big wins against New South Wales, Queensland and Tasmania.

Before leaving for the tournament Hancock, who is from the Philippines, said he was looking forward to learning new skills.  

Kangaroo Flat’s Coen Cooper is also a part of the Victorian Kickstart squad. 

The Victorian team will also play-off for a finals berth on Tuesday after winning their semi-final game against Queensland on Monday afternoon.  

The  national championships will run until Wendesday. 

Both the Kickstart and All Nations finals will be played then. 

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