Despite his small size, Riley was the Bagshaw of the 1920’s. A superb highflyer who made the game look easy and excited the crowd to the extent that they would chant “Riley, Riley, Riley”.
He won the prestigious Magarey Medal while playing as a follower and half forward
Riley was also a member of the 1926 premiership team, Captain in 1930. He represented South Australia with distinction on twenty occasions.
He played 122 games and kicked 121 goals for Sturt