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Ben Ross (Australian rules footballer)

Ben Ross (born 21 September 1988) is an Australian rules footballer who played for the North Melbourne Football Club in the Australian Football League between 2007 and 2011. He was rookie listed by Hawthorn in the 2014 AFL rookie draft. His brother, Michael Ross, was a midfielder at Essendon.

North Melbourne

He was a first round draft pick, number 3 overall, in the 2007 AFL Pre-season Draft. Ross made an immediate impact breaking into the senior team for the round 4 win against Melbourne in 2007. He continued to play in other games during the season to pick up a career high 21 possessions and a goal against Port Adelaide, before his year was cut short by injury. He played 9 out of 19 games in 2009.

Ross was delisted by North Melbourne at the end of 2011 after playing 14 games over four injury-interrupted seasons [1]


He continued to play for Werribee in the Victorian Football League (VFL), winning the 2012 J. J. Liston Trophy as the best player in the league.[2] He had a delayed start to the 2013 season because he went overseas for travel purposes hense he missed alot of pre-season training.


He was selected by Hawthorn in the 2014 rookie draft.[3] Ross will provide the Hawks with an immediate source of midfield depth, he is also be capable of playing at half-forward or half-back.


External links

  • Ben Ross's statistics from AFL Tables

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