Ross has worked for the Port Adelaide Football Club's community development arm, Power Community Ltd since 2013. His role with the club is to develop engaging youth programs that encourage secondary school students to take responsibility for themselves, and others, by making positive decisions in relation to their health, lifestyle, finances and career path. As a passionate Port man, he is aptly suited to his role and facilitates a strong connection between the community and the Port Adelaide Football Club. His areas of expertise in sports development, community program management and youth mentoring enable him to contribute greatly to the community. He is also part of a state wide youth engagement steering committee, which keeps abreast of youth and community issues, and tailors programs to suit.
Ross is highly strategic and is heavily involved in areas of commercial income generation for the Port Adelaide Football Club. He is responsible for leading the department’s strategy in developing flagship partnerships and programs. These include programs focused on combatting domestic violence, among many others. Ross’ efforts are guided by one consistent theme; using sport as a vehicle for the spread of positive messages within the community.
Ross is always pushing himself to develop, and has a diverse background. He is a qualified teacher, has strong business development credentials, and has a very broad network across the sports industry in South Australia.
Ross’s interest in squash stems from his participation in a University Squash Competition. His key attributes during this time were Power, Strength and Speed. He claims these have all reduced dramatically over the past ten years!