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OUR STAR Patsy Ryan


Current/previous roles: Coaches Assistant

Duration with Club: I joined the club as a player in 1965 and continued to play and coach until 1978. I returned in the 2000s as a Coach, Umpire and Umpire Convenor.

What did you want to be when you grew up: Most probably a teacher or a worker at the Cannon Hill Sale Yards with my father. The yards closed in the 1990s.  

If you had to change your name, what would it be and why: I like the name Ruby, too late for me to change mine so I called my dog Ruby.

What is the craziest thing you’ve seen another Star do: It was while I was still playing for Stars and we had changed the uniform to a skirt and polo top. The skirt was fastened at the waist with a metal clip. A short time into the game our GD, a rather big lady, had a mishap with the clip and her skirt fell down. Well she screamed and laughed and we all laughed as she continued to play with one hand holding up her skirt and calling for the ball with the other.

What quote or phrase that people say do you hate: Its not something that other people say but something I often say, "fair dinkum". I try to stop my self but "fair dinkum" its hard.

Who do you love to beat: I love to beat the NSW Blues in the State of Origin, and that's fair dinkum!

If you could play any sport professionally, what would it be: That would be golf for sure, after netball of course.

What’s your very minor superpower: I can watch television with my eyes closed. Some people may call that sleeping , what ever!!

What was the dumbest way you’ve been injured:  I jumped from the top of a high fence once, thinking I would land like a butterfly. Instead I fell like a bag of cement, and landed on my head and broke my wrist. Wont be trying that again soon.

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