Paul Roos is a leader, a legend, an AFL icon who transcends the game itself.
As a first-rate player, a premiership-winning coach and an in-demand commentator, Roos has achieved extraordinary success on and off the field over more than thirty years in footy. During his 356 games as a player, Roos witnessed first-hand the harsh treatment dished out to players by time-poor, hard-nosed coaches. Roos wondered if there was a better way to nurture talent and empower players to build a champion team. When he finally hung up his footy boots in 1998, Paul walked away from the game with a list of 25 key coaching points that he hoped one day to put into practice. In 2002, he was appointed head coach of the Sydney Swans. In 2005 he led the Swans to their historic drought-breaking premiership victory by following his own coaching and leadership philosophy