Australian Football Celebrating the history of the great Australian game


Key Facts

Full name
Ross Henshaw

Known as
Ross Henshaw

13 August 1952 (age 71)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 18y 268d
Last game: 30y 309d

Height and weight
Height: 189 cm
Weight: 87 kg

Senior clubs
North Melbourne

Jumper numbers
North Melbourne: 34

Ross Henshaw

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
North MelbourneV/AFL1971-1983167110.0754%9.374.552.730

AFL: 8,372nd player to appear, 1,030th most games played, 4,845th most goals kickedNorth Melbourne: 637th player to appear, 48th most games played, 344th most goals kicked

Despite a career-long battle with injury, Ross Henshaw was a fine servant of the North Melbourne Football Club in 167 VFL games between 1971 and 1983. Tough, brave and dashing, he played the majority of his games in the back pocket, including the winning Grand Finals of 1975 against Hawthorn, and 1977 against Collingwood. Henshaw, who hailed originally from North Albury, also played in the losing Grand Finals of 1976 and 1978, both of which were against Hawthorn. Not the most spectacular or flamboyant of players, he was nevertheless a highly effective cog in Ron Barassi's Kangaroo machine.

Author - John Devaney


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