Ross W. Smith

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This article is about the AFL footballer who played for North Melbourne. For the VFL footballer who player for St Kilda, see Ross G. Smith. For other people with the same name, see Ross Smith (disambiguation).
Ross Smith
Personal information
Date of birth (1965-02-03) 3 February 1965 (age 52)
Original team(s) Jacana
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1984–1996 North Melbourne 224 (36)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1996.
Sources: AFL Tables,

Ross Smith (born 3 February 1965) is the defensive coach at the Richmond Football Club in the Australian Football League (AFL).[1] He is a former Australian rules footballer who played 224 games for AFL club North Melbourne between 1984 and 1996, mainly on the half back line.

In 1997, Smith captain-coached Ainslie to the Australian Capital Territory Football League premiership. He then served as the inaugural captain-coach of the Bendigo Diggers in the Victorian Football League in 1998.[2] Smith joined Richmond as an assistant coach in September 2011, signing a three-year deal. He was previously an assistant coach at Hawthorn for seven years.[3]


  1. ^ "Staff Members". RFC. Richmond Football Club. 2014. Retrieved 16 May 2014. 
  2. ^ "Ross Smith". Bendigo Advertiser ('The Winners' liftout). Bendigo, VIC. 30 March 1998. 
  3. ^ Paton, Al (28 September 2011). "Tigers poach Hawthorn assistant coach Ross Smith". News Ltd. Retrieved 16 May 2014. 

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