West Coast Eagles great Ross Glendinning shares club’s secrets to success

Ross Glendinning speaking at a Rotary Club of Perth event.
Ross Glendinning speaking at a Rotary Club of Perth event.

WEST Coast Eagles superstar Ross Glendinning shared the club’s secrets to success at a Rotary Club of Perth lunch on Friday.

The 1983 Brownlow Medallist and AFL Hall of Famer spoke at the Parmelia Hilton and explained the support team behind the players, the new training centre at Lathlain Park, and the reaction to Optus Stadium.

“[The stadium] is magnificent – the players say the cacophony of noise is unbelievable,” he said.

“Other players from interstate say it really is an advantage for West Coast to play there.”

The club great addressed interstate news outlets putting more of a focus on the Collingwood loss over a West Coast win.

“They think we’re a minnow but we’re a battle cruiser,” he said.

When asked about the new rules set to come into effect for the AFL in 2019, Mr Glendinning was largely unimpressed by the changes.

“Leave the game alone,” he said.

“[Some of the rules] will make the game quicker – what’s the threshold of an athlete? How much quicker can we get?”

Mr Glendinning said it had been manic in the West Coast merchandising department since the grand final win.

“There wasn’t enough stock at the welcome home,” he said.

“From the end of the match to 11am Monday morning, we made over $1 million in merchandise.”