Career: 1954 - 1955
Senior Captain/Coach 1954, 1955
Senior Premiership: 1955
Very popular with the players, Russell was able to achieve the seemingly impossible and win Chelsea’s first ever senior flag in the strong Federal District League.
In the space of two seasons, he was able to assemble a dream team with genuine stars all over the field. But even with this talent at your disposal there are no guarantees. Great leadership has to be there to support, encourage, cajole and unify such a marvellous group of players into a winning combination.
Russell was the right man at the right time. His fearless on-field leadership set the standard as the team came together for an emotional and inspiring Grand Final victory.