Generational success flows

Teneille Little and Cody Angland with their six-month-old son Rowdy, and Phil Angland on the left of photo. Picture: Les Smith
Teneille Little and Cody Angland with their six-month-old son Rowdy, and Phil Angland on the left of photo. Picture: Les Smith

THERE is a well known expression along the lines that it “takes a couple of generations to do something great.”

And there are few things better than watching children follow in the footsteps of their parents.

When it comes to sporting achievements in racing and rodeo the Angland family of southern NSW have certainly got it right.

All three sons are accomplished cowboys with countless awards to their name.

In fact, the Riverina claims these competitors as homegrown talent. 

Tye Angland, the youngest of the three boys, has proved successful on both the Australian and international thoroughbred racing circuit. 

Meanwhile, the eldest brother, Cody has just chalked up the ride of his career after claiming victory in the saddle bronc at Mount Isa Rodeo. 

And Rhys Angland has earned plenty of wins across a number of rodeo events too. 

In a fitting way of celebrating the recent win at Mount Isa Cody spoke about the success his father Phil earned on the rodeo circuit. 

For Cody Mount Isa was not just about a sporting achievement. It was a chance to replicate something his father had done and then share the moment with his family too. 

He had images that were almost a carbon copy of the ones that would hold pride of place in his parent’s photo album. 

Cody celebrated the win with his young son Rowdy, 1, and it was just the same when Phil won at Mount Isa, in the bareback riding event, all of those years ago and Cody was just 1. 

In the case of the Anglands their Dad got it right. He won plenty of events and was a champion of his time.

But the “generational” theory certainly applies to these brothers who have shared the competition arena with each other since they were tiny little kids. 

And rightly so, no matter where they travel, Wagga and Wantabadgery will continue to claim the Angland name and the career path of the three brothers as a southern success story.