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RussellEbertHandball

Flick pass expert
Nov 16, 2004
62,112
88,953
SE Oz
AFL Club
Port Adelaide
Other Teams
The Mighty Blacks
Rexi J who no longer posts here sent me an email and asked me to make this post to acknowledge both playing for the club ad fundraising he did via the Swoopers group the club has run for decades to help fund junior development.

Russ was highly talented but his career was cut short by a serious knee injury, probably an ACL.

I knew Russ in the early ‘60s when he was a teller at the National Bank Glenside where my family banked.

I also caught up with him a couple of years ago at my one and only Swoopers luncheon. He was living in Alice Springs according to his Death Notice today.


The death notice read.
Goodbye Rusty our Swooper's Ambassador to the Northern Territory,
based in Alice Springs. Your loyalty and friendship were greatly appreciated
and we will miss your fellowship and Swoopers lunches.
A true Believer. Go to the forward pocket for a spell mate.
You can take the bloke out of the Port, but you can't
take the Port out of the bloke.
 
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Bushprinces33

Draftee
Sep 11, 2020
1
0
AFL Club
Collingwood
Rexi J who no longer posts here sent me an email and asked me to make this post to acknowledge both playing for the club ad fundraising he did via the Swoopers group the club has run for decades to help fund junior development.

Russ was highly talented but his career was cut short by a serious knee injury, probably an ACL.

I knew Russ in the early ‘60s when he was a teller at the National Bank Glenside where my family banked.

I also caught up with him a couple of years ago at my one and only Swoopers luncheon. He was living in Alice Springs according to his Death Notice today.


The death notice read.
Goodbye Rusty our Swooper's Ambassador to the Northern Territory,
based in Alice Springs. Your loyalty and friendship were greatly appreciated
and we will miss your fellowship and Swoopers lunches.
A true Believer. Go to the forward pocket for a spell mate.
You can take the bloke out of the Port, but you can't
take the Port out of the bloke.
 

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