NameGarry Ross
FamilyWife Sirarom. Kids from first Marriage Tania, Mindy and Tommy. Grandkids Nate,Harper,Bobby,Maya and Maggie
OccupationSalesman. Self Empolyed
State/TerritoryWestern Australia and Queensland
Year Commenced Masters1996
Local Masters club/sRockingham
Playing position/sMidfield but love the Wing
Playing guernsey number/s9
AFL Masters Achievements (club/State/National) Playing honoursOff-field rolesOff-field honours5 time All Australian. 4 for WA and I for Queensland. Joint National fairest and best Sydney 2007 50’s. Numerous State Fairest and Bests. Captain WA 5 times. Vice- Captain Queensland 60’s 1 time. Played International Rules 2006,2008 and 2009. Fairest and Best Australia B Team Irish Tour 2009. Rockingham President 1998,99 and 2000 WA President 2005,06,07,08. Vice President 2001,02.03,04. Inaugural Life Member Rockingham, AFL Masters WA Life Member. WA Hall of Fame 2012, National Hall of Fame in 2021. Organising committee WA Carnivals 2003 and 2021
First National Carnival AttendedTasmania 2000
Favourite AFL/AFLW TeamFremantle/Adelaide
Favourite AFL and AFLW Player All-timeCurrentAFL James Hird AFLW Chelsea Randall AFL David Mundy AFLW Chelsea Randall
Favourite DrinkCoke
Favourite FoodFresh Prawns and hot chips
Favourite SongThunder Road or Born to Run Bruce Springsteen
Favourite TV ShowBig Bang Theory
Favourite MovieOne flew over the Cuckoo’s Next
Name 6 famous people that you would like to invite to dinnerAngelina Jolie, Jessica Alba, Kaley Cuoco, Clint Eastwood, Elon Musk, Barak Obama
Most respected teammate/sRobert (Snake) Apps, Kim Reilly, Phil Porter, Daryl McIntyre, Maurie Finkelstein, Chick Elson and Tony Wilkey
Funniest teammate/sSnake Apps
Most respected CoachHarold Wilkinson
Favourite AFL Masters memory/experience2006, I was president of WA and the 55’s were playing Vic Country and were about 7 points down with a few minutes to go. Patch Adams took a Mark in the forward pocket. Patch was 70 or 71 at the time. He went to scratch the ground to know where his mark was. The opponent thought he was playing on and tackled him. The result was 50 metre penalty which put Patch directly in front. Patch being a master of the dropkick put it straight thru the big ones and it was 9 points if I recall for a dropkick goal back then. Result we won by 2 points. Patch is already a Hall of Famer but at 70 he is a Legend.
Favourite National Carnival locationMaroochydore. QLD
Most respected opponent/sFor WA Kim Dellacqua and Oral Maquire National Gary Wilson Vic Metro, Colin Gray QLD, Kim Pierce SA
Something we should know about you but we might notI was a WA Champion Ballroom Dancer in my High School Years. Represented WA in the Pacific Championships in Brisbane 1971.
Favourite footy sayingNo Guts No Glory has always been a favourite. But Ronaldo’s ‘Talent without hard work is Nothing’ is pretty bloody good
Who will win next year’s Brownlow?Andrew Brayshaw