In our continued endeavour to invest in and strengthen our Club’s football program, it is with much pleasure to confirm the full-time appointment of Mark Ross to the role of Football Manager.
Mark has an impressive football administration resume, including having spent 10 years in the recruiting team at the Adelaide Crows (1997 to 2007), followed by 14 years in the role of Football Operations Manager at Norwood FC (2007 to 2021). Taking a break from football since departing Norwood FC in 2021, he is currently on contract to both Athletics SA managing their programs and events, and also with Liam Pickering’s Player Management company, Bravo Management as a talent ID specialist.
Having only departed football recently, Mark didn’t apply for the role, he was someone I reached out to a few weeks ago having known him for the past 12 years, knowing he has the ability to take our football program forward in line with the Club’s overall performance objectives, and provide great support for our players, coaches, officials and support staff. He can’t wait to get started.
He will formally begin with the Bulldogs in mid-September, as we begin in earnest the preparations for the 2023 season.
Importantly, this new role will allow more time to be dedicated to the many growth opportunities we have off field, ensuring the future key opportunities around our Club are fully explored, developed & completed for our members, supporters and the wider community.
Please join me in welcoming Mark to the mighty Bulldogs!
Greg Edwards | Chief Executive Officer