Full Name: ROSS FUNCKE
Date of Birth: 16/11/1977
Height: 183 cm
Weight: 85 kg
Debut: 04/05/1996, Round 6, Fitzroy
Last Game: 20/08/1999, Round 21, Essendon
Total Games: 27
Total Goals: 1
Ross was originally from Minyip and recruited to Richmond from the Ballarat U/18’s with pick 78 in the 1995 National Draft being one of youngest players at 17. Ross was a medium size defender or run with player . Ross was a very determined player but was unable to secure a permanent place in the Senior Team , playing a lot of Reserves football as a consequence. Ross was delisted by Richmond at 21 years of age . After an impressive 2000 season with North Ballarat Roosters he was picked up by Melbourne for a second chance at AFL. Ross delisted from Melbourne in 2002 transferred to Port Adelaide Magpies where he established himself as a valuable player.
Minyip ; Ballarat U/18. Joined Richmond with Richmond's draft selection pick 63 overall in 1994 National Draft.
North Ballarat Roosters 2000 ; Melbourne 2001-02, Games 13, Goals 4 ; Port Adelaide Magpies ; Donald Playing Coach.