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Cornish Shark Ryan Girling heading off to America

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Cornish teenager Ryan Girling has earned a prestigious sports scholarship to play American Football in the United States.

The 17-year-old is off to spend the next four years playing college football at Graceland University in Iowa.

Girling learnt to play the sport with the South West's top American Football team, the Cornish Sharks, under the guidance of head coach Brian Smallworth.

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